Technical Reports - DIT-02-066
Roberta Cuel, Paolo Bouquet, Matteo Bonifacio
2002, Note: Journal for Universal Computer Science, Vol. 8/6 2002, pages 652-661
Keywords: Knowledge Management, Distributed Knowledge Management, Knowledge Nodes, Local Knowledge, Epistemology, Context.
Abstract:Abstract: In this paper we criticise the objectivistic approach that underlies most current systems for Knowledge Management. We show that such an approach is incompatible with the very nature of what is to be managed (i.e., knowledge), and we argue that this may partially explain why most knowledge management systems are deserted by users. We propose a different approach - called distributed knowledge management - in which subjective and social (in a word, contextual) aspects of knowledge are seriously taken into account. Finally, we present a general technological architecture in which these ideas are implemented by introducing the concept of knowledge node.