Taxonomies of Knowledge

Taxonomies of Knowledge

Phillip Ein-Dor (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-931-1.ch142
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Knowledge management has become a major application of information technology (IT) and a major focus of IT research. Thus, it becomes increasingly important to understand the nature of the knowledge object and knowledge engineering processes. The assumption underlying this article is that in order for knowledge to be managed by technological means, it must first be represented in the relevant technology. As Sowa (1999) puts it:Knowledge engineering can…be defined as the branch of engineering that analyzes knowledge about some subject and transforms it to a computable form for some purpose.

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