Thee project EDAMOK (Enabling Distributed and Autonomous Management of Knowledge) aims at promoting a distributed approach to knowledge management, namely an approach based on the two following principles:
- Principle of Autonomy: each organizational unit should be allowed a large degree of autonomy in managing (creating, representing, organizing, selecting, sharing) its own knowledge (“local” knowledge);
- Principle of Coordination: knowledge sharing across organizational units should be thought of as a form of coordination between multiple autonomous perspectives rather than as a process of creating (and imposing) a supposedly shared knowledge structure.
This approach differs from most state-of-the-art information technology and software architectures for knowledge management. Indeed, despite the wide recognition that knowledge is spread across different organizational units (e.g. national branches, departments, teams, communities), current systems for knowledge management either support the management of knowledge within single units, but do not provide adequate support for exchanging knowledge across them (autonomy without coordination); or they allow knowledge sharing across organizations without providing adequate support to each unit’s semantic autonomy (coordination without autonomy).
The goal of EDAMOK is to develop (i) a theoretical framework, a (ii) methodology, and (iii) a collection of technological tools to support this distributed and autonomous approach to knowledge management.
The Project is funded by the Provincia Autonoma di Trento (P.A.T.) with deliberation number 1060 on date 4/5/2001 (Fondo Progetti, art. 9, Legge provinciale 3/2000 “Disposizioni per la promozione di progetti di ricerca scientifica e per la gestione del fondo per i progetti di ricerca”).
- Duration: June 1, 2001 – May 30, 2004.
- Title: Enabling Distributed and Autonomous Management of Knowledge.
- Acronym: EDAMOK
- Keywords: knowledge management, organizational learning, management learning, knowledge acquisition, distributed knowledge bases, semantic heterogeneity, contexts, machine learning, information retrieval, terminology processing, multi-agent systems, case-based reasoning, planning.
- Type: basic research.
Publications e Products
M. Bonifacio, P. Bouquet, P. Traverso, Enabling Distributed Knowledge Management. Managerial and Technological Implications, Novatica and Informatik/Informatique, v. III (1), 2002
M. Bonifacio, P. Bouquet, D. Merigliano, Knowledge e Management: Sono Compatibili?, Economia e Management, (3), 2002
M. Bonifacio, P. Bouquet, Distributed Knowledge Management: a Systemic Approach, Gianfranco Minati, Eliano Pessa (Eds.), Emergence in Complex, Cognitive, Social and Biological Systems, Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York, 2002
M. Bonifacio, P. Bouquet, R. Cuel, The Role of Classification(s) in Distributed Knowledge Management, Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information Engineering Systems & Allied Technologies (KES’2002), Amsterdam, 2002
M. Bonifacio, P. Bouquet, Una visione distribuita del sapere organizzativo: il ruolo dell’Intelligenza Artificiale, Sistemi e Impresa, fasc. 6, 2002
P. Bouquet, M. Warglien (eds.), Working Notes, from AAAI-02 Workshop on Meaning Negotiation, Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), July 28, 2002
M. Bonifacio, P. Bouquet, R. Ferrario, D. Ponte, Rationality, Autonomy and Coordination: the Sunk Costs perspective, Proceedings of ESAW ’02, Engineering Societies in the Agents World, Third International Workshop, September 16-17, 2002, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain, Springer Verlag, Lecture Notes in AI 2003
M. Bonifacio, A. Molani, The richness of diversity in knowledge creation: an interdisciplinary overview, in Proceedings of IKnow ’03, 3rd International Conference on Knowledge Management Conference July 3-4, 2003 Graz – Austria
Peer-to-Peer for DKM:
M. Bonifacio, R. Cuel, G. Mameli, M. Nori, A Peer-to-Peer Architecture for Distributed Knowledge Management, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Multi-Agent Systems, Large Complex Systems, and E-Businesses MALCEB’2002, 2002
M. Bonifacio, P. Bouquet, G. Mameli, M. Nori, KEx: a Peer-to-Peer Solution for Distributed Knowledge Management, in Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management (PAKM02), Vienna, Austria, 2-3 December 2002. Lecture Notes in AI, Vo. 2569, pp.490-500, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg 2002
F. Giunchiglia, I. Zaihrayeu, Making Peer Databases Interact, a Vision for an Architecture Supporting Data Coordination, in 6th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents (CIA-2002), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain, September 18 -20, 2002. Lecture Notes in AI, Vo. 2446, Issue, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg 2002
M. Bonifacio, P. Bouquet, G. Mameli, M. Nori, Peer – Mediated Distributed Knowledge Management, in Proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium on Agent Mediated Knowledge Management (AMKM’03), Stanford University, March 24-26 2003
P. Busetta, P. Bouquet, G. Adami, M. Bonifacio, F. Palmieri, K-Trek: A Peer-to-Peer Approach To Distribute Knowledge In Large Environments, Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing (AP2PC) at AAMAS03, Melbourne, Australia, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg 2003
P. Bouquet, A. Donà, L. Serafini, S. Zanobini, Contextualized Local Ontologies Specification via CTXML, Working Notes of the Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Meaning Negotiation, Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), July 28, 2002
A. Dona’, L. Serafini, Updating Contexts, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Knoweledge Representation and Reasoning (KR), 2002
P. Avesani, Evaluation Framework for Local Ontologies Interoperability, Working Notes of the AAAI-02 workshop on Meaning Negotiation, Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), July 28, 2002
B. Magnini, L. Serafini, A. Dona’, L. Gatti, C. Girardi, and M. Speranza, Large-scale Evaluation of Context Matching, IRST Technical Report 0301-07, Istituto Trentino di Cultura, January 2003
L. Serafini, P. Bouquet, B. Magnini, and S. Zanobini, An Algorithm for Matching Contextualized Schemas via SAT, IRST Technical Report 0301-06, Istituto Trentino di Cultura, January 2003
M. Bonifacio, A. Donà, A. Molani, and L. Serafini, Context Matching for Electronic Marketplaces: a case study , in Proceeding of 1st IJCAI Workshop on Ontologies and Distributed Systems, Eighteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-03), Acapulco(Mexico), August 9-15, 2003
P. Bouquet, L. Serafini, and S. Zanobini, Semantic coordination: a new approach and an application, to appear in Proceedings of 2nd International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2003), Sundial Resort (Sanibel Island, Florida), 20-23 October, 2003
NLP Techniques for DKM:
B. Magnini, L. Serafini, M. Speranza, Using NLP Techniques for Meaning Negotiation, in Proceedings of VIII Convegno AI*IA, Siena, 11-13 September 2002
B. Magnini, L. Serafini, M. Speranza, Linguistic Based Matching of Local Ontologies Working Notes of the AAAI-02 Workshop on Meaning Negotiation, Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), July 28, 2002
B. Magnini, L. Serafini, M. Speranza, Making Explicit the Semantics Hidden in Schema Models , in Proceedings of the Workshop on Human Language Technology for the Semantic Web and Web Services at ISWC-2003, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA, October 20-23, 2003
D. Bertolini, P. Busetta, A. Molani, M. Nori, A. Perini, Designing Peer-to-Peer Applications: an Agent-Oriented Approach, in Proceeding of International Workshop on Agent Technology and Software Engineering (AgeS)-Net Object Days 2002 (NODe02), Erfurt, Germany, October 7 to 10, 2002. Lecture Notes in AI, Vo. 2592, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg 2002
A. Molani, A. Perini, E. Yu, P. Bresciani, Analyzing the Requirements for Knowledge Management using Intentional Requirements in Proceedings AAAI Spring Symposium on Agent Mediated Knowledge Management (AMKM-03), Stanford, USA, March 24-26, 2003
M. Bonifacio, P. Bouquet, R. Cuel, Knowledge Nodes: the Building Blocks of a Distributed Approach to Knowledge Management , in Journal for Universal Computer Science Springer Pub.& Co., 8(6), 2002
Experimental Evaluation on Business Case:
Elena Andretta, Matteo Bonifacio, Problematiche di Distributed Knowledge Management nel mondo B2B, Technical report D.I.T., Trento, 2002
Date: Friday, 1 June, 2001 to Sunday, 30 May, 2004
Funding: funded by the Provincia Autonoma di Trento (P.A.T.)