This paper presents our practical experience of developing an ontology using the EXPLODE method for Value-Added Publishing. Value-Added Publishing is a relatively new area of electronic information distribution that extends beyond the established simple modes of online publishing. VAP considers the needs of the user as a primary measure of effectiveness of an online document by evaluating various metrics such as author reputation and number of citations. At implementation level the features of VAP can be achieved by customised information extraction agents. The domain of VAP raises many challenges. VAP is being developed by different groups of researchers, the requirements for the ontology come from many different places, not necessarily consistent with each other. Since VAP is still not a strongly established field, its borders and the issues that it addresses often change. EXPLODE is a method which is suitable for a dynamic environment. In this paper we give an overview of EXPLODE and describe the issues that we encountered and the decisions we had to make regarding the ontology design, structure and content.
Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Ontologies in Agent Systems (W11 OAS 2003), held in conjunction with the 2nd International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2003), Melbourne, Victoria Australia, 14-18 July 2003 / Stephen Cranefield, Tim Finin, Valentina Tamma and Steven Willmott (eds.),