The KiWi-Vision

The promise of effective knowledge management has had the industry abuzz for well over a decade - but the reality of available systems often fails to meet the expectations. The EU-funded project KiWi - Knowledge in a Wiki project sets out to combine the wiki method of collaborative content creation with technologies of the Semantic Web to bring knowledge management to the next level.

The articles in this section address KiWi's vision of knowledge management in the Web 3.0. As a vision in its proper sense, it does not define requirements for the KiWi project. As a matter of fact, some of the properties described here might not be part of the actual project outcome. Written for non-technical audiences, these articles deliberately avoid addressing technical details of the project.

The full KiWi-Vision document - including information about the KiWi use cases, interface and usage model, and enabling technologies for reasoning and personalization - can be downloaded here.

Computers and the rise of the knowledge worker

Underwood TypewriterHave you ever wondered how people got things done in the days of the typewriter? Ever since computers entered the individual’s workplace, work without them has become almost unthinkable.

The Wiki Way: Not a Technology, but a Philosophy

Say 'wiki' and people will think of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia based on the software MediaWiki that anyone can edit. But essentially, wikis are not about technology: It's a philosophy.

Ultimate Support: The Five Dimensions of User-Centredness

Using metadata, semantic technologies are ideal for providing personalized, adaptive interfaces. Learn more about KiWi's five dimensions of user-centredness.

Rules of Good Knowledge Management: People and Collaboration First

Knowledge Management is en 'vogue' - but when it comes to implementing an actual knowledge management system, companies often resort to the traditional methods of the trade.

Keeping structures flexible with and on the Semantic Web

Structures, if dictated by the system and not questioned for their actual benefit, can present an obstacle – but they are invaluable where they support the user in carrying out tasks.

Knowledge Management + Wiki Philosophy + Semantic Web = KiWi

As the equation suggests, the vision of KiWi is to make these three areas merge and in doing so, enable a form of knowledge management where knowledge is created because knowledge is shared.