E. Smirnova, M. Shpak, V. Syuzev

Russian Federation (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
Despite of the fact that many researchers believe today that the construction of "useful" web ontology is costly in terms of expertise and finance, this type of efforts (ontology creating) could be excessive. The authors of this paper takes the liberty assert that seems promising and interesting to consider OWL ontologies usage to represent domains of information such as “web - resources - educational, scientific, educational, technical etc. In particular, the OWL ontology is useful for the implementation of the university’s e-learning students control system. The existing templates were used such as standardized semantic networks SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System) as well as few special algorithms created by authors.

In the article the main components of the formalized domain model (engineering subjects ontology) is described with emphasis to the difference between thesaurus and ontology. Three ontology creators (software) in terms of their comparative analysis were considered.