In this paper we argue for the convergence of core technologies for knowledge management and organisational memories. Most of the work reported in the literature regards knowledge management and organisational memories as intertwined areas. However, the technologies used to implement and support them are not treated in the same fashion. Usually, they are conceived, developed, and deployed separately. This prevents us from fully exploiting their strength. We identify two such technologies in this paper: ontologies and experience factories, originating in these different communities. We elaborate on their strengths as potential core technologies and show, through an example case, how their convergence could be of mutual benefit. We generalise the approach and speculate on the impact of such convergence in the broader context of knowledge management and organisational memories
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