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An ontology-based approach to designing information architecture of websites

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. Vilas Wuwongse (Chairperson) en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Vatcharaporn Esichaikul (Member) en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Paul Janecek (Member) en_US
dc.contributor.author Fedor Bakalov en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-12T10:45:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-12T10:45:42Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.other AIT Thesis no.IM-07-19 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.cs.ait.ac.th/xmlui/handle/123456789/592
dc.description 56 p. en_US
dc.description.abstract Nowadays we observe the tremendous growth of the number of websites on the Internet and the increasing complexity of website structure and features. This affects the requirements we set for the organization and presentation of information on Web resources. Two new disciplines, Information Architecture and Semantic Web, have been recently coined to address different aspects of the resources on the Web. Information Architecture establishes the practices and guidelines for defining users and designing information structure, navigation schemes, and appearance of websites. The discipline of Semantic Web has created the instruments, ontologies, to enable Web developers providing the machine-readable semantics of website content. In this paper, an ontology-based approach to designing information architecture of websites has been proposed. The approach harnesses the expertise of information architects in designing high quality websites as well as the new conception of defining machine-processable semantics of information resources using ontologies, which was formulated by the Semantic Web. The approach empowers Web developers with the methodology and instruments for conceptual modeling of the user aspects, information structure, navigation, and layout of Web resources as well as the mechanisms for automatic generation of websites based on the created models. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship ADB-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Asian Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries AIT Publications; en_US
dc.subject Ontology en_US
dc.subject Architecture en_US
dc.subject Website design en_US
dc.title An ontology-based approach to designing information architecture of websites en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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