Sharing Digital Resources and Metadata for Open and Flexible Knowledge Management Systems

Martin Memmel, Rafael Schirru

In: Klaus Tochtermann , Herrmann Maurer (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Knowledge Management (I-KNOW-2007), September 5-7, Graz, Austria. International Conference on Knowledge Management and New Media Technology (I-KNOW) Seiten 41-48 Journal of Universal Computer Science 9/2007.


This paper discusses the requirements of a framework for sharing digital resources and metadata to meet the needs of open, flexible Knowledge Management solutions. The changing nature of the Web and its users as observed in recent years clearly establishes the need for new approaches and technologies to fully exploit the potential for working with existing digital resources. Formal metadata about the resources can be combined with information created in lightweight and user-centric approaches in order to significantly enhance resource descriptions and enable more efficient access to existing knowledge. The ALOE system, currently in development at DFKI, is one such solution and it is used here as the basis for a sample realization of an appropriate framework.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence