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An Ontology-Based Conceptual Model For Accumulating And Reusing Knowledge In A DMAIC Process

ThanhDat Nguyen / Claudiu Vasile Kifor
Published Online: 2015-09-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aucts-2015-0087


DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) is an important process used to enhance quality of processes basing on knowledge. However, it is difficult to access DMAIC knowledge. Conventional approaches meet a problem arising from structuring and reusing DMAIC knowledge. The main reason is that DMAIC knowledge is not represented and organized systematically. In this article, we overcome the problem basing on a conceptual model that is a combination of DMAIC process, knowledge management, and Ontology engineering. The main idea of our model is to utilizing Ontologies to represent knowledge generated by each of DMAIC phases. We build five different knowledge bases for storing all knowledge of DMAIC phases with the support of necessary tools and appropriate techniques in Information Technology area. Consequently, these knowledge bases provide knowledge available to experts, managers, and web users during or after DMAIC execution in order to share and reuse existing knowledge.

Keywords: Knowledge representation; Ontology; Knowledge base; DMAIC; Six Sigma


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Published Online: 2015-09-23

Published in Print: 2015-09-01

Citation Information: ACTA Universitatis Cibiniensis, Volume 67, Issue 1, Pages 185–190, ISSN (Online) 1583-7149, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aucts-2015-0087.

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