Identifying communities of practice: analysing ontologies as networks to support community recognition

O'Hara, Kieron; Alani, Harith and Shadbolt, Nigel (2002). Identifying communities of practice: analysing ontologies as networks to support community recognition. In: Proceedings IFIP World Computer Congress. Information Systems: The E-Business Challenge, 25-30 Aug 2002, Montreal, Canada, Kluwer.

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Abstract

Communities of practice are seen as increasingly important for creating, sharing and applying organisational knowledge. Yet their informal nature makes them difficult to identify and manage. In this paper we set out ONTOCOPI, a system that applies ontology-based network analysis techniques to target the problem of identifying such communities.

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