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Towards the new generation of web knowledge

Dotsika, Fefie and Patrick, Keith (2006) Towards the new generation of web knowledge. VINE: the journal of information and knowledge management systems, 36 (4). pp. 406-422. ISSN 0305-5728

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03055720610716665

Abstract

Purpose - As the web evolves its purpose and nature of its use are changing. The purpose of the paper is to investigate whether the web can provide for the competing stakeholders, who are similarly evolving and who increasingly see it as a significant part of their business. Design/methodology/approach - The paper adopts an exploratory and reviewing approach to the emerging trends and patterns emanating from the web's changing use and explores the underpinning technologies and tools that facilitate this use and access. It examines the future and potential of web-based knowledge management (KM) and reviews the emerging web trends, tools, and enabling technologies that will provide the infrastructure of the next generation web. Findings - The research carried out provides an independent framework for the capturing, accessing and distributing of web knowledge. This framework retains the semantic mark-up, a feature that we deem indispensable for the future of KM, employing web ontologies to structure organisational knowledge and semantic text processing for the extraction of knowledge from web sites. Practical implications - As a result it was possible to identify the implications of integrating the two aspects of web-based KM, namely the business-organisational-users' perspective and that of the enabling web technologies. Originality/value - The proposed framework accommodates the collaborative tools and services offered by Web 2.0, acknowledging the fact that knowledge-based systems are shared, dynamic, evolving resources, whose underlying knowledge model requires careful management due to its constant changing.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Online ISSN 1474-1032
Uncontrolled Keywords:Knowledge management, knowledge sharing, modelling, semantics, worldwide web
Research Community:University of Westminster > Westminster Business School
ID Code:2850
Deposited On:13 Dec 2006
Last Modified:17 Oct 2011 13:24

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