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Journal Issue
Volume 8 Issue 1 / Jan 2010  pp1‑180

Editor: Ettore Bolisani, Enrico Scarso

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Linking Unlearning with Innovation through Organizational Memory and Technology  pp1‑10

Juan-Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro

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Virtual Communities of Practice: Investigating Motivations and Constraints in the Processes of Knowledge Creation and Transfer  pp11‑20

Ana Maria Ramalho Correia

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Organizing Customer Knowledge in Academic Libraries  pp21‑32

Farhad Daneshgar, Lyn Bosanquet

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The Adoption of Knowledge Management Systems in Small Firms  pp33‑42

Pietro Evangelista

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Wikifailure: the Limitations of Technology for Knowledge Sharing  pp43‑52

Alexeis Garcia-Perez, Robert Ayres

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Limitations of Network Analysis for Studying Efficiency and Effectiveness of Knowledge Sharing  pp53‑68

Remko Helms, Renato Ignacio, Sjaak Brinkkemper

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Exploring Knowledge Work Practices and Evolution in Distributed Networks of Practice  pp69‑78

Eli Hustad

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Knowledge Management Success Factors — Proposal of an Empirical Research  pp79‑90

Franz Lehner, Nicolas Haas

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A Framework for Assessing Commensurability of Semantic Web Ontologies  pp91‑102

Liam Magee

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Abstract

The Semantic Web proposes a framework for establishing a "web of data", analogous to the "web of documents" of the World Wide Web. It envisions a series of interconnected ontologies, underwritten by formal languages such as OWL and RDF. The problem of co‑ordinating disparate ontologies has led to the development of various ontology matching approaches. However, as these approaches are algorithmic they cannot make use of background or tacit information about the ontologies they examine — information only available in the broader social context in which ontologies are created and used. In many practical knowledge management scenarios, such information is vital in understanding the costs, feasibility and scope of ontology alignment projects. Prior to undertaking the detailed task of concept‑to‑concept mapping between two ontologies, it is therefore useful to ask: are these ontologies broadly commensurable? This paper presents a framework for describing and comparing cultural information about ontologies, developed as part of a joint project conducted by RMIT University and FujiXerox Australia, "Towards the 'Semantic Web': Standards and Interoperability across Document Management and Publishing Supply Chains". The framework is intended for practitioners to use as a tool to arrive at better estimates and assessments of the scope of work required to develop an adequate translation between two or more ontologies. The framework has been piloted as an online software toolkit, which is presented to a small group of participants. After using the software, participants complete an evaluation, which elicits quantitative and qualitative feedback on both the framework and the software. The paper presents the results of the pilot testing process, along with some considerations of how the framework might be further improved. 

 

Keywords: ontology matching, commensurability, knowledge-producing cultures

 

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Assessing the Impact of KM on Organisational Practice: Applying the MeCTIP Model to UK Organisations  pp103‑118

Sandra Moffett, Anne Hinds

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Functional Concept for a Web‑Based Knowledge Impact and IC Reporting Portal  pp119‑128

Gaby Neumann, Eduardo Tomé

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Evaluating a Living Model of Knowledge  pp129‑138

Paul Parboteeah, Thomas Jackson, Gillian Ragsdell

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People, Technology, Processes and Risk Knowledge Sharing  pp139‑150

Eduardo Rodriguez, John Edwards

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Knowledge‑Based Strategies for Knowledge Intensive Business Services: a Multiple Case‑study of Computer Service Companies  pp151‑160

Enrico Scarso, Ettore Bolisani

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Measuring the Effects of Knowledge Management Practices  pp161‑170

Geoff Turner, Clemente Minonne

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The Role of Multinational Corporations (MNC's) in Developing R&D in Thailand: the Knowledge Flow Between MNC's and University  pp171‑180

Lugkana Worasinchai, Aurilla Aurelie Arntzen Bechina

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