Managing Knowledge in a World of Networks

15th International Conference, EKAW 2006, Poděbrady, Czech Republic, October 2-6, 2006. Proceedings

  • Steffen Staab
  • Vojtěch Svátek
Conference proceedings EKAW 2006

DOI: 10.1007/11891451

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4248)

Table of contents (35 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Talks

    1. Information and Influence in Social Networks
      Andrzej Nowak, Robin Vallacher, Wiesław Bartkowski
      Pages 1-1
  3. Knowledge Acquisition

    1. KARaCAs: Knowledge Acquisition with Repertory Grids and Formal Concept Analysis for Dialog System Construction
      Hilke Garbe, Claudia Janssen, Claus Möbus, Heiko Seebold, Holger de Vries
      Pages 3-18
    2. Knowledge Acquisition Evaluation Using Simulated Experts
      Tri M. Cao, Paul Compton
      Pages 35-42
    3. From Natural Language to Formal Proof Goal
      Ruud Stegers, Annette ten Teije, Frank van Harmelen
      Pages 51-58
    4. Reuse: Revisiting Sisyphus-VT
      Derek Sleeman, Trevor Runcie, Peter Gray
      Pages 59-66
  4. Ontology Engineering

    1. Role Organization Model in Hozo
      Eiichi Sunagawa, Kouji Kozaki, Yoshinobu Kitamura, Riichiro Mizoguchi
      Pages 67-81
    2. Verification and Refactoring of Ontologies with Rules
      Joachim Baumeister, Dietmar Seipel
      Pages 82-95
    3. Ontology Engineering, Scientific Method and the Research Agenda
      Hans Akkermans, Jaap Gordijn
      Pages 112-125
  5. Ontology Learning

    1. Discovering Semantic Sibling Groups from Web Documents with XTREEM-SG
      Marko Brunzel, Myra Spiliopoulou
      Pages 141-157
    2. Designing and Evaluating Patterns for Ontology Enrichment from Texts
      Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, Marie-Paule Jacques
      Pages 158-165
  6. Ontology Mapping and Evolution

    1. Semantic Metrics
      Bo Hu, Yannis Kalfoglou, Harith Alani, David Dupplaw, Paul Lewis, Nigel Shadbolt
      Pages 166-181
    2. Matching Unstructured Vocabularies Using a Background Ontology
      Zharko Aleksovski, Michel Klein, Warner ten Kate, Frank van Harmelen
      Pages 182-197

About these proceedings


th The 15 International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (2006), held on October 6-10, 2006 in Pod? ebrady,Czech Republic, followed a long tradition of European Knowledge Acquisition Workshops (from 1987),whicheventuallyacquiredtheformatofconference(in2000)whilekeeping their open-minded and interactive spirit. During the nearly 20 year lifespan of the series, the discipline of knowledge engineering (KE) evolved greatly. While knowledge acquisition (KA) techniques dominated in the very ?rst years, formal approaches to knowledge-based inf- ence and variousnew streamssuch as knowledgediscoveryfrom data/textslater cameinto play. During thelate1990sandafterwards,EKAWbecamea founding community for ontology and Semantic Web Research, which was also re?ected in the sub-titles of the 2002 and 2004 editions: “Ontologies and the Semantic Web” and “Engineering Knowledge in the Age of the Semantic Web,” resp- tively. The 2006 edition, in turn, only slightly refocussed this trend. Its sub-title is “Managing Knowledge in a World of Networks,” which re?ects the fact that semantics typically arises not only as a result of explicit engineering activities (as in Semantic Web) but also emerges from interaction of a high number of interconnected documents, ontological concepts, software applications and — especially — human users. The importance given to the interconnection of - man users in a sense loops back to the knowledge acquisition roots of EKAW and its ‘holistic’ view of knowledge engineering.


Mapping knowledge discovery knowledge engineering knowledge management learning ontology semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Steffen Staab
    • 1
  • Vojtěch Svátek
    • 2
  1. 1.Fachbereich InformatikUniversität Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany
  2. 2.Dept. Information and Knowledge Engineering,University of Economics, PraguePragueCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-46363-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46365-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349