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Decision Engineering

Knowledge Acquisition in Practice

A Step-by-step Guide

Authors: Milton, Nicholas Ross

  • The only step-by-step guide that walks the reader through a knowledge acquisition project
  • Enables the reader to efficiently and effectively identify, capture, store and disseminate vital expertise
  • Shows how to minimize the resources required while maximising the use and re-use of the captured knowledge.
  • Presents a methodology that can be used for any area of expertise and any type of expert
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About this book

Recent years have seen an upsurge of interest in knowledge. Leading organisations now recognise the importance of identifying what they know, sharing what they know and using what they know for maximum benefit. Many organisations employ knowledge engineers to capture knowledge from experts using the principles and techniques of knowledge engineering. The emphasis is on a structured approach built on a sound understanding of the psychology of expertise and making use of knowledge modelling methods and the latest web technologies.

Knowledge Acquisition in Practice is the first book to provide a detailed step-by-step guide to the methods and practical aspects of acquiring, modelling, storing and sharing knowledge. The reader is led through 47 steps from the inception of a project to its successful conclusion. Each step is described in terms of the reasons for the step, the required resources, the activities to be undertaken, and the solutions to common problems. In addition, each step has a checklist which lists the key items that should be achieved during the step.

Knowledge Acquisition in Practice will be of value to knowledge engineers, knowledge workers, knowledge officers and ontological engineers. The book will also be of interest to students and researchers of AI, computer science and business studies.

About the authors

Dr Nick Milton has worked in the area of knowledge engineering and knowledge acquisition for over 10 years, first as a researcher at the University of Nottingham, then as a consultant Knowledge Engineer, and now as Chief Knowledge Architect at Epistemics Ltd. As a researcher, he worked on the development of techniques taken from AI (for capturing expert knowledge) for their use in Knowledge Management. As a consultant Knowledge Engineer he has worked on multiple knowledge acquisition projects and helped develop and implement methodologies for a number of large organizations. He has provided training and support to many hundreds of knowledge engineers (e.g. in Airbus, Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems). He is an expert in the PCPACK software tool and part of its development team. A major thrust of his work has been to maximize the benefits of knowledge engineering to a company while also enabling novice knowledge engineers to learn and apply the approach.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Building on Nigel Shadbolt’s pioneering work in the field of knowledge acquisition, Milton, prominent artificial intelligence researcher, here provides a clear guide for knowledge acquisition projects. … Overall, this comprehensive work approaches knowledge bases holistically, by exploring both the process of creating knowledge bases and the strengths and weaknesses of competing knowledge base structures. Glossary, index, appendixes, bibliography. A highly technical work appropriate for academic libraries. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (K. J. Whitehair, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (5), January, 2008)


Buy this book

eBook £75.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-861-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £94.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-860-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £94.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84996-661-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge Acquisition in Practice
Book Subtitle
A Step-by-step Guide
Authors
Series Title
Decision Engineering
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-861-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-861-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-860-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-661-0
Series ISSN
1619-5736
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 176
Topics