JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 9(6): 542-550, doi: 10.3217/jucs-009-06-0542
Process-oriented Knowledge Structuring
expand article infoKai Mertins, Peter Heisig, Kay Alwert
‡ Fraunhofer IPK Berlin, Germany
Open Access
Within a business environment, where the fast and reliable access to knowledge is a key success factor, an efficient handling of the organizational knowledge is crucial. Therefore the need for methods and techniques, which allow to structure and maintain complex knowledge bases according to the requirements emerging from the daily work have a high priority. This article provides a business process oriented approach to structure organizational knowledge and information bases. The approach was developed within applied research in the industrial, service and administrative sector. Following this approach, three different types of knowledge structures and their visualization have been developed by the Fraunhofer IPK and are currently applied and tested in organizations. Beside the approach itself, these three types of knowledge structure and the cases of application shall be introduced here.
knowledge management, knowledge structure, visualization, process context, browsing, business process, knowledge base, knowledge bearer, knowledge carrier, knowledge domain, knowledge map, knowledge navigator, post-structuring, pre-structuring, process assistant, process modeling tool, key word based search, topic map engine