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Title: Information, knowledge and the context of interaction
Authors: Sharif, A M
Keywords: Knowledge management;Information systems;Conceptual framework
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: EMCIS'08
Citation: Proceedings of the European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th–26th May 2008
Abstract: Representing knowledge as information content alone is insufficient in providing us with an understanding of the world around us. A combination of context as well as reasoning of the information content is fundamental to representing knowledge, within information –based systems. The field of knowledge representation and knowledge management has thus far been concerned with providing structures and theories that can lead to some form of qualified intelligent reasoning, and contextualised information. By drawing upon previous research and applying and extending concepts of Semiotics and Symbiosis from the interaction design school of thought, this paper presents a conceptual framework for establishing the interplay between knowledge and users of knowledge via information systems constructs. Subsequently, by drawing upon notions of interfaces to knowledge, a conceptual framework which describes the relationship between the semiotic, symbiotic and interface to knowledge presented, along with a discussion of contemporary issues common to the field of knowledge management is developed.
ISBN: 978-1-902316-58-1
Appears in Collections:Business and Management
Brunel Business School Research Papers

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