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What is Knowledge Management Systems (KMS)

Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations
Refers to a class of information systems applied to manage organizational knowledge. Theses systems are IT applications to support and enhance the organizational processes of knowledge creation, storage and retrieval, transfer and application (Alavi & Leidner, 2001).
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Ontology and Expertise Map Building in Virtual Organizations
Gila Molcho (Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Israel), Anca Draghici (Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania), and Nada Matta (University of Technology of Troyes, France)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-885-7.ch149
When organizations collaborate in virtual space, a common frame of reference, or at least a common terminology, is necessary for human-to-human, humanto- machine, and machine-to-machine communication. Similarly, within a core organization characterized by distributed collaboration between remote sites and research or production units, a common understanding of reference terms is indispensable. Yet this common understanding of terms is often implicit at best and frequently not present at all. Misunderstandings between distributed team members and faulty translations of software applications contribute to the rising costs of interoperability in virtual, distributed organizations. Indeed, the growing implementation of distributed software agents necessitates developing and adopting a shared terminology and syntax for efficient and effective interoperability.
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Artificial Intelligence and Human-Robot Teaming: Challenges and Design Considerations
It refers to a class of information systems that is developed and deployed to facilitate the storage, sharing, and application of knowledge to support organizational activities and objectives.
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Knowledge Management for Production
Software systems that provide features to collect, store, organize, distribute, and retrieve explicit knowledge in the form of information. KMSs are intended to support knowledge processing.
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