An Ontological Approach to Managing Project Memories in Organizations

An Ontological Approach to Managing Project Memories in Organizations

Davy Monticolo (SeT Laboratory, University of Technology UTBM, France), Vincent Hilaire (SeT Laboratory, University of Technology UTBM, France), Samuel Gomes (SeT Laboratory, University of Technology UTBM, France) and Abderrafiaa Koukam (SeT Laboratory, University of Technology UTBM, France)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-652-5.ch022
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Abstract

Knowledge Management (KM) is considered by many organizations a key aspect in sustaining competitive advantage. In the mechanical design domain, the KM facilitates the design of routine product and brings a saving time for innovation. This chapter describes the specification of a project memory as an organizational memory to specify knowledge to capitalize all along project in order to be reuse. Afterwards it presents the design of a domain ontology and a multi agent system to manage project memories all along professional activities. As a matter of fact, these activities require that engineers, with different specialities, collaborate to carry out the same goal. Inside professional activities; they use their knowhow and knowledge in order to achieve the laid down goals. The professional actors competences and knowledge modeling allows the design and the description of agents’ know-how. Furthermore, the paper describes the design of our agent model based on an organisational approach and the role of a domain ontology called OntoDesign to manage heterogeneous and distributed knowledge.

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