First Advisor

Thies, Charles

Second Advisor

Duncan, Denise

Third Advisor

Plantz-Masters, Shari


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Computer and Information Technology


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

77 pages


Knowledge management is a key to creating efficiency and consistency within an organization. Title examiners review documents that may affect the issuance of title insurance. Some documents may affect many properties and thus are reviewed many times. This paper seeks to develop a framework that will enable the knowledge gained by the first review of the document to be captured and shared. Exploring the ontology of the title insurance industry with respect to title searching and examinations through the development of a concept map was the first step. Surveying the members of the title department provided the specifics for the framework. This study can be useful to any title insurance administrator that is seeking an ontology model for knowledge management.

Date of Award

Spring 2010

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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