Developing and Maintaining Knowledge Management Systems for Dynamic, Complex Domains
Lisa J. Burnell (Texas Christian University, USA), John W. Priest (University of Texas, USA) and John R. Durrett (Texas Tech University, USA)
Copyright: © 2008
An effective knowledge-based organization is one that correctly captures, shares, applies and maintains its knowledge resources to achieve its goals. Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) enable such resources and business processes to be automated and are especially important for environments with dynamic and complex domains. This chapter discusses the appropriate tools, methods, architectural issues and development processes for KMS, including the application of Organizational Theory, knowledge-representation methods and agent architectures. Details for systems development of KMS are provided and illustrated with a case study from the domain of university advising.