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Ontology development is time and money consuming as well as an error-prone process; the need for an embedded mechanism that evaluates quality and acceptance of the resultant collaborative ontology is apparent. Existing tools and methodologies lack consensus building mechanisms that must be employed in order for a team to cooperate and agree on the design(More)
For electronic government initiatives to succeed, in addition to mod-ernising the front office, attention should be also paid in order to streamline, re-organise and support the back-office processes of public administrations that provide public services to citizens. Furthermore, actions should be taken to limit the loss of critical knowledge assets during(More)
Enterprise Social Software refers to open and flexible organizational systems and tools which utilize Web 2.0 technologies to stimulate participation through informal interactions. A challenge in Enterprise Social Software is to discover and maintain over time the knowledge structure of topics found relevant to the organization. Knowledge structures,(More)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of information aggregation markets (IAMs) for community-based idea management and to present IDeM, a novel Internet-based software tool that can be used for generating and evaluating new ideas utilizing the concept of IAMs. Design/methodology/approach – Starting with a review of existing methods for(More)
The increasing complexity of e-Government services demands a correspondingly larger effort for management. Today, many system management tasks, such as service verification and re-configuration due to changes in the law, are often performed manually. This can be time consuming and error-prone. The main objective of the OntoGov (IST-2002-507237) project is(More)
Recommender Systems have emerged as a way to tackle the overload of information reflected in the increasing volume of information artefacts in the web and elsewhere. Recommender Systems analyse existing information on the user activities in order to estimate future preferences. However, in real life situations, different types of information can be found(More)
Knowledge management is fast becoming the terminology of many companies' efforts to gain competitive advantage from the efficient and effective management of their knowledge assets. Consultancies have been in the forefront of thinking about how to manage knowledge because their own success depends heavily on developing, selling, and applying ideas. This(More)
Communities within corporations can significantly contribute to innovation and the idea management process. The collection of ideas and aggregation of evaluation information from a community is a demanding task that requires the use of special methods. In this paper we explore the use of information aggregation markets (IAMs) in the fuzzy front-end of(More)