Knowledge Acquisition in Practice: A Step-by-step Guide by Nicholas Ross MiltonKnowledge Acquisition in Practice: A Step-by-step Guide by Nicholas Ross Milton

Knowledge Acquisition in Practice: A Step-by-step Guide

byNicholas Ross Milton

Paperback | November 10, 2010

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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 Practiceis 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 Practicewill 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.

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 (fo...
Title:Knowledge Acquisition in Practice: A Step-by-step GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pagesPublished:November 10, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849966613

ISBN - 13:9781849966610

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Table of Contents

Overview of the Step-by-step Procedure.- Start, Scope and Plan the Project.- Initial Capture and Modelling.- Detailed Capture and Modelling.- Share the Stored Knowledge.- Implementation Issues.

Editorial 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)