Ian D. Benest

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Knowledge management is fast becoming a commercial necessity for many organizations, in order that they manage their intellectual assets and gain competitive advantage. To maximise that advantage, knowledge management needs to be available across the whole of the enterprise. Before a knowledge management system can be built, the knowledge that pervades the(More)
Knowledge modelling techniques are widely adopted for designing knowledge-based systems (KBS) and these systems are important for knowledge management. This paper argues the need and importance of adopting Unified Modeling Language (UML) for knowledge modelling through the profile extension mechanism. KBS are developed using knowledge engineering (KE)(More)
There is no standardised approach to modelling knowledge-based systems; where modelling is adopted, the techniques used are those from the software engineering domain. These tend to be used in an ad hoc way and are highly dependent on the experience of the knowledge engineers. This paper presents the adoption of a profile mechanism for the design of(More)
Knowledge engineers have favoured a diagrammatic approach for developing knowledge-based systems by adopting those used in software engineering. However, these modelling techniques tend to be used in an ad hoc way and are highly dependent on the modelling experience of the engineers involved. This paper focuses on the use of the Unified Modeling Language(More)
This paper describes a linearised hypermedia system, called the Book Emulator, that generally supports the capture of diagrammatic specifications such as S S A D M and electronic circuit diagrams, and the capture of mathematical notations such as Z. Since the Book Emulator can be closely coupled to applications, it can be used as the user-interface to that(More)
Purpose – The goal of this paper is to re-evaluate the role of knowledge-based systems (KBS) in knowledge management (KM). While knowledge-based systems and expert systems were widely used in the past, they have now fallen from favor and are largely ignored in the knowledge management literature. This paper aims to argue that several factors have changed(More)
This paper discusses extending the Unified Modelling Language by means of a profile for modelling knowledge-based system in the context of Model Driven Architecture (MDA) framework. The profile is implemented using the eXecutable Modelling Framework (XMF) Mosaic tool. A case study from the health care domain demonstrates the practical use of this profile;(More)
The Knowledge engineering (KE) techniques are essentially based on the knowledge transfer approach, from domain experts directly to systems. However, this has been replaced by the modelling approach which emphasises using conceptual models to model the problem-solving skill of the domain expert. This paper discusses extending the Unified Modelling Language(More)