A Formal Activity Ontology for Postgraduate Admission Processes (A Case Study of University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

  • Ibiyinka Temilola Ayorinde
  • Oluwadamilola Adeola Akinyele Department of Computer Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Keywords: Activity ontology, Postgraduate school, Description logic, Protégé


The various processes involved in gaining admission to postgraduate schools are usually

made available when the forms are out. Applicants will have to finish one process before

they embark on the next process. Hence, the processes cannot be viewed at once. In order

to readily have an available standardized structure for postgraduate admission processes

which can easily be accessed and gives applicants the domain knowledge of their area of

interest, this study builds formal activity ontology for Postgraduate (PG) admission

processes. The activity ontology has a formalized structure of PG admission processes

that enables an applicant to view the various processes involved in getting admission for

postgraduate programmers. This helps in planning ahead of time and in making the right

choice for their course of study. Description Logic (DL) was used for the formalization of

the axioms which were implemented with protégé. Ontographs for the relations were

created and competency questions in form of queries were answered. The results from

the queries help in understanding the domain structure. The activity ontology serves as a

guide for interested students and researchers on the activities involved in been offered

admission into postgraduate schools.


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How to Cite
Ayorinde, I. T., & Akinyele, O. A. (2020). A Formal Activity Ontology for Postgraduate Admission Processes (A Case Study of University of Ibadan, Nigeria). Ilorin Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology, 1(1), 1-18. Retrieved from https://iljcsit.com.ng/index.php/ILJCSIT/article/view/8