Context and Semantics for Knowledge Management

Technologies for Personal Productivity

  • Paul Warren
  • John Davies
  • Elena Simperl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Addressing the Challenges of Knowledge Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul Warren, John Davies, Elena Simperl
      Pages 3-9
    3. Yasmin Merali, Zinat Bennett
      Pages 11-26
  3. ACTIVE Technologies and Methodologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Basil Ell, Elena Simperl, Stephan Wölger, Benedikt Kämpgen, Simon Hangl, Denny Vrandečić et al.
      Pages 29-59
    3. Tobias Bürger, Elena Simperl, Stephan Wölger, Simon Hangl
      Pages 61-90
    4. Igor Dolinšek, Marko Grobelnik, Dunja Mladenič
      Pages 91-106
    5. José-Manuel Gómez-Pérez, Carlos Ruiz, Frank Dengler
      Pages 107-126
    6. Marko Grobelnik, Dunja Mladenić, Gregor Leban, Tadej Štajner
      Pages 127-145
  4. Applying and Validating the ACTIVE Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Ian Thurlow, John Davies, Jia-Yan Gu, Tom Bösser, Elke-Maria Melchior, Paul Warren
      Pages 149-170
    3. Vadim Ermolayev, Frank Dengler, Carolina Fortuna, Tadej Štajner, Tom Bösser, Elke-Maria Melchior
      Pages 189-212
  5. Complementary Activities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Michael Erdmann, Daniel Hansch, Viktoria Pammer, Marco Rospocher, Chiara Ghidini, Stefanie Lindstaedt et al.
      Pages 229-254
    3. Ansgar Bernardi, Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, Tudor Groza, Simon Scerri
      Pages 255-273
    4. Stefanie N. Lindstaedt, Barbara Kump, Andreas Rath
      Pages 275-301
    5. Natasa Milic-Frayling, Rachel Jones
      Pages 303-323
  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Paul Warren, John Davies, Elena Simperl
      Pages 327-332
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 333-337

About this book


Knowledge and information are among the biggest assets of enterprises and organizations. However, efficiently managing, maintaining, accessing, and reusing this intangible treasure is difficult. Information overload makes it difficult to focus on the information that really matters; the fact that much corporate knowledge only resides in employees’ heads seriously hampers reuse.

The work described in this book is motivated by the need to increase the productivity of knowledge work.  Based on results from the EU-funded ACTIVE project and complemented by recent related results from other researchers, the application of three approaches is presented: the synergy of Web 2.0 and semantic technology; context-based information delivery; and the use of technology to support informal user processes.  The contributions are organized in five parts.  Part I comprises a general introduction and a description of the opportunities and challenges faced by organizations in exploiting Web 2.0 capabilities.  Part II looks at the technologies, and also some methodologies, developed in ACTIVE.  Part III describes how these technologies have been evaluated in three case studies within the project.  Part IV starts with a chapter describing the principal market trends for knowledge management solutions, and then includes a number of chapters describing work complementary to ACTIVE.  Finally, Part V draws conclusions and indicates further areas for research.

Overall, this book mainly aims at researchers in academia and industry looking for a state-of-the-art overview of the use of semantic and Web 2.0 technologies for knowledge management and personal productivity. Practitioners in industry will also benefit, in particular from the case studies which highlight cutting-edge applications in these fields.


Enterprise Intelligence Knowledge Management Ontologies Semantic Web Semantic Wikis

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Warren
    • 1
  • John Davies
    • 2
  • Elena Simperl
    • 3
  1. 1.Eurescom GmbHHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.British Telecommunicattions plc.Adastral Park, IpswichUnited Kingdom
  3. 3., Institute AIFBKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

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