Knowledge Recovery: Applications of Technology and Memory

Knowledge Recovery: Applications of Technology and Memory

Maria E. Burke (University of Salford, UK) and Chris Speed (University of Edinburgh, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4582-0.ch005
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The ability to “write” data to the Internet via tags and barcodes offers a context in which objects will increasingly become a natural extension of the Web, and as ready as the public was to adopt cloud-based services to store address books, documents, photos, and videos, it is likely that we will begin associating data with objects. Leaving messages for loved ones on a tea cup, listening to a story left on a family heirloom, or associating a message with an object to be passed on to a stranger. Using objects as tangible links to data and content on the Internet is predicted to become a significant means of how we interact with the interface of things, places, and people. This chapter explores this potential and focuses upon three contexts in which the technology is already operating in order to reflect upon the impact that the technology process may have upon social processes. These social processes are knowledge browsing, knowledge recovery, and knowledge sharing.
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In its simplest form, knowledge can be categorised as explicit or tacit knowledge. Explicit knowledge can be defined as documented knowledge whilst tacit knowledge in general is that which has not been recorded. (Ali & Ahmad, 2006; Brooking, 1996; Jain et al., 2007; Selamat & Choudrie, 2007; Zheng, 2005; Song, 2002; Kim & Lee, 2006; Brent & Vittal, 2007).

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