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Sharing and Checking Organisation Knowledge

By Y-H Chen-Burger

Abstract

The University of Edinburgh and research sponsors are authorised to reproduce and distribute reprints and on-line copies for their purposes notwithstanding any copyright annotation hereon. The views and conclusions contained herein are the author’s and shouldn’t be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of other parties.The approach of Multi-Perspective Enterprise Modelling is now more commonly accepted and used in practice as a way to manage organisational knowledge than ever before. However, the concept of applying multiple modelling languages to describe the same domain may still sound frightening to many. In addition to the cost, time and complexity involved, problems such as knowledge sharing between multiple models and achieving and maintaining integrity between them are also important. We argue that Multi-Perspective Enterprise Modelling is helpful and in some situations necessary. This paper gives examples of how formal methods, such as logical languages can provide assistance in making such an approach more appealing and transparent. We suggest that the MPM approach is valuable in representing, understanding and analysing a complex domain, such as organisational knowledge, but that much automated support is needed

Topics: knowledge management, Informatics, multi-perspective modelling, Computer Science, BSDMontology, enterprise model, process model, knowledge-based support tool, knowledge sharing, business process re-engineering, role activity, communication diagram, Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk:1842/2251

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