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What is Conceptual Metaphor

Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, Second Edition
The cognitive mechanism that allows us to use conventional mental imagery from sensorimotor domains to be used for domains of subjective experience.
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Metaphor Use in Knowledge Management
Daniel Andriessen (INHolland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands)
Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-931-1.ch107
Knowledge management is about the management of knowledge. Therefore many texts on knowledge management (KM) start with trying to explain or define what knowledge is (Nonaka & Takeuchi, 1995; Krogh, Ichijo, & Nonaka, 2000; McKenzie & Van Winkelen, 2004). As the history of epistemology shows, this debate is over 2000 years old. Some claim the debate is crucial for knowledge management, and they make a clear distinction between data, information and knowledge (Butler, 2006). Others state that it is “not essential to the fundamental mission of knowledge management” (Schwartz, 2006, p. 10). This article argues that for KM it is not important how knowledge is defined but how it is conceptualized.
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The Metaphorical Foundation of Interoperability Artifacts: The Case of Public Services
A metaphor is a partial isomorphic mapping of a source domain’s concepts to the concepts of a target domain.
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A term used to denote those taken-for-granted meanings that frame an object’s activities.
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