In this paper, we propose a conceptual idea for measuring knowledge in online discussions. The measurement we propose is based on technical terms of any ontology that students use for describing concepts related to each other. We conducted a simulation experiment which demonstrated that the relationships linking concepts affect the relationships of concepts’ technical terms, which we can use to evaluate knowledge and understanding of students.
Sirithumgul, Pornpat and Olfman, Lorne, "A Model for Measuring Knowledge Constructions of Students in Online Discussions" (2013). ACIS 2013 Proceedings. 30.