EKAW 2010 - Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management by the Masses

11th October-15th October 2010 - Lisbon, Portugal

Implementation of Large Scale Knowledge Infrastructures in Organisations Using Semantics


Freek van Teeseling and other lecturers from

BI Academy,

7325 DZ Apeldoorn


We all understand the need of formalizing knowledge in e.g. semantic structures. However, little experience exists in successfully applying that knowledge in an organization or its processes. Often, knowledge is captured, just for the sake of it, and maybe disclosed in some tool for a “single-function-solution”. Very few organization-wide implementations exist where knowledge is put at the heart of ICT.

The tutorial will take participants along the path of a methodology to implement large scale knowledge infrastructures in an organization. Risks and challenges will be evaluated and a methodology will be presented which has proven its strength in practice to cover these risks. After a theoretical part the participants will take part in a practical session to use a strong typed syntax ontology and embed this in a working application. Using the Be Informed software suite they will be able to quickly prototype and build an application that is based on knowledge. Using technology from the semantic web organizational knowledge will be embedded in a generic process and yet keeping it completely maintainable, scalable and flexible. Prior knowledge of semantic standards is not compulsory but a basic understanding of semantics and/or ICT is very much encouraged.