Title: ONTOLOGY FOR PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT INDICATORS’ COMPARISON

Issue Number: Vol. 6, No. 2
Year of Publication: Apr - 2016
Page Numbers: 87-96
Authors: Vanderlei Freitas Junior, Victoria Uren, Christopher Brewster, Alexandre Leopoldo Gonçalves
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P001977

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.