The disciplines of kwledge engineering and kwledge management are closely tied. Kwledge engineering deals with the development of information systems in which kwledge and reasoning play pivotal roles. Kwledge management, a newly developed field at the intersection of computer science and management, deals with kwledge as a key resource in modern organizations. Managing kwledge within an organization is inconceivable without the use of advanced information systems; the design and implementation of such systems pose great organization as well as technical challenges.The book covers in an integrated fashion the complete route from corporate kwledge management, through kwledge analysis and engineering, to the design and implementation of kwledge-intensive information systems. The CommonKADS methodology, developed over the last decade by an industry-university consortium led by the authors, is used throughout the book. CommonKADS makes as much use as possible of the new UML tation standard. Beyond information systems applications, all software engineering and computer systems projects in which kwledge plays an important role stand to benefit from the CommonKADS methodology.
Walter Van de Velde is Research Assistant in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Vrije Universiteit, Brussels,Belgium.
Anjo Anjewierden, Bob Wielinga, Guus Schreiber, Hans Akkermans, Nigel Shadbolt, Robert de Hoog, Walter Van de Velde