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Competitive Intelligence and Decision Problems by Amos David

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Chapter 8

Generic Tagging Strategy Using a Semio-Contextual Approach to the Corpus for the Creation of Controlled Databases1

If we want relevant knowledge, we need to link, contextualize and globalize our information and knowledge, and thus seek complex knowledge.

Edgar Morin [MOR 99]

8.1. Introduction

Research carried out in competitive intelligence covers a wide variety of fields of investigation: strategic watching, mastery of information, data and system protection, and so on. We are particularly interested in information mastery, that is, knowledge management based on an audited database relevant to economic actors. This approach consists of processing and organizing documentary resources and contents produced by strategic watching. While information gathering is essential in economic intelligence, it is also necessary to sort, select, and organize the information obtained to adapt it to the strategic aims of users. This is the aim of the generic tagging strategy we propose using a semio-contextual approach to corpora (Approche Sémio-Contextuel des Corpus [ASCC]).

ASCC-based modeling was developed with the aim of fulfilling the expectations and needs of researchers in terms of scientific information and was implemented in a so-called adaptive journal. As information seeking aims to fill a gap in the knowledge of the user, the results produced should not only effectively solve the problem but also direct the user to the most interesting directions to take in continuing their ...

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