Towards FCA-facilitated Ontology-supported Recruitment Systems

  • Hui Ma Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Sven Hartmann Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
  • Panrawee Vechsamutvaree Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Keywords: Ontology, FCA, Human Resources Management


Human resources (HR) recruitment is still a major challenge for many organizations since HR recruitment officers need to spend lots of time and effort to find the best candidate from a large number of applicants for a job position. In this paper, we propose a new approach for ontology-supported web-based HR recruitment systems. Our approach is facilitated by Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) for constructing domain-specific ontologies to model position requirements and applicants’ competences. To evaluate our approach, we implement a prototype and conduct a case study. The case study demonstrates that the proposed approach has the potential to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the HR recruitment process.

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