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Initiating Organizational Memories Using Ontology Network Analysis

Kalfoglou, Yannis, Alani, Harith, O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel (2002) Initiating Organizational Memories Using Ontology Network Analysis At ECAI 2002 Workshop on Knowledge Management and Organizational Memories, France.

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One of the important problems in organizational memories is their initial set-up. It is difficult to choose the right information to include in an organizational memory, and the right information is also a prerequisite for maximizing the uptake and relevance of the memory content. To tackle this problem, most developers adopt heavy-weight solutions and rely on a faithful continuous interaction with users to create and improve its content. In this paper, we explore the use of an automatic, light-weight solution, drawn from the underlying ingredients of an organizational memory: ontologies. We have developed an ontology-based network analysis method which we applied to tackle the problem of identifying communities of practice in an organization. We use ontology-based network analysis as a means to provide content automatically for the initial set-up of an organizational memory.

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Published date: 2002
Additional Information: Event Dates: July 2002
Venue - Dates: ECAI 2002 Workshop on Knowledge Management and Organizational Memories, France, 2002-07-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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PURE UUID: 47d36d0e-8baf-43c5-81ee-f31d74b45102

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Date deposited: 17 Feb 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:12

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Author: Yannis Kalfoglou
Author: Harith Alani
Author: Kieron O'Hara
Author: Nigel Shadbolt

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