Analysis of Knowledge Management in Industrial Sectors by Means of Neural Models

  • Álvaro Herrero
  • Emilio Corchado
  • Lourdes Sáiz-Bárcena
  • Miguel A. Manzanedo
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 368)


It is required for an organization, before successfully applying a Knowledge Management (KM) methodology, to develop and implement a knowledge infrastructure, consisting of people, organizational and technological systems. Up to now, few approaches have been proposed for such technological systems supporting KM in organizations. Present paper advances previous work by proposing neural projection models for the analysis of the KM status of companies from two different industrial sectors. Exploratory methods are applied to real-life case studies to know and understand the structure of KM data. Subsequently, the application of such models generates meaningful conclusions that allow experts to diagnose KM from two different points of view: companies on the one hand and industrial sectors on the other hand.


Knowledge management Unsupervised neural networks Exploratory projection pursuit 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Álvaro Herrero
    • 1
  • Emilio Corchado
    • 2
  • Lourdes Sáiz-Bárcena
    • 1
  • Miguel A. Manzanedo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of BurgosBurgosSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Informática y AutomáticaUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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