Published: 2000 Oktober
Herausgeber: D. Mahling & U. Reimer
Buchtitel: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management, Basel, Switzerland, October 30-31, 2000
Up-to-date corporate information research, i.e. the active tracking and management of knowl-edge relevant to one's business, is a major task for knowledge-intensive companies. While the correct analysis of market situations and competitors are critical requirements for success, the failure to provide adequate knowledge about one's business environment may incur large losses. In order to support the tracking of external business knowledge and its analysis, we have built CHAR, the Corporate History AnalyseR, a new type of system for gathering and analysing tem-poral data about companies. CHAR integrates facts about organizational structures and strategic activities into a common knowledge base. Building on an ontology with an elaborate temporal structure, knowledge pieces are amalgamated in order to derive a plentitude of summarizing views onto current and previous states of affairs.