Ontology for performance measurement indicators’ comparison

Freitas Junior, Vanderlei, Uren, Victoria, Brewster, Christopher and Gonçalves, Alexandre Leopoldo (2016). Ontology for performance measurement indicators’ comparison. International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications, 6 (2), pp. 87-96.

Abstract

Indicators are widely used by organizations as a way of evaluating, measuring and classifying organizational performance. As part of performance evaluation systems, indicators are often shared or compared across internal sectors or with other organizations. However, indicators can be vague and imprecise, and also can lack semantics, making comparisons with other indicators difficult. Thus, this paper presents a knowledge model based on an ontology that may be used to represent indicators semantically and generically, dealing with the imprecision and vagueness, and thus facilitating better comparison. Semantic technologies are shown to be suitable for this solution, so that it could be able to represent complex data involved in indicators comparison.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.17781/P001977
Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & information management
Aston Business School > Operations & information management research group
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Published Date: 2016-04-01
Authors: Freitas Junior, Vanderlei
Uren, Victoria
Brewster, Christopher
Gonçalves, Alexandre Leopoldo

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