Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Ontological Research in Information Systems
Dr. Jian Guan
Computer Information Systems, University of Louisville
Date: 8 June 2010, Tuesday
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Venue: B7603 (Lift 3, Level 7, Blue Zone), Academic Building, CityU
Ontology, as a branch of philosophy, seeks to provide a systematic account of existence in general. Recent years have witnessed an explosive amount of research in the computer science (CS) and information systems (IS) disciplines in applying and extending ontological principles to various CS/IS domains, including knowledge representation, natural language processing, conceptual modeling, the Semantic Web, etc. This paper presents a taxonomy of ontological research in the CS/IS and accounting disciplines and provides an organized look at the literature, examining how the two disciplines can inform one another, and identifying related research opportunities in accounting information systems (AIS).
Dr. Guan is an associate professor of Computer Information Systems at the College of Business, University of Louisville. Dr. Guan teaches database design at the undergraduate level and business intelligence and technology management at the graduate level. Dr. Guan's research interests include artificial intelligence and data mining, acceptance of information technology, and conceptual and ontological modeling. A main research project Dr. Guan is currently working on is the application of ontological principles and computational ontology to the development and evaluation of financial reporting taxonomies. In particular Dr. Guan is trying to create an ontological meta model for the domain of financial reporting to guide the development, evolution, and integration of financial reporting taxonomies. Dr. Guan has extensive consulting experience with organizations of various sizes in both the private and public sectors.