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Knowledge Discovery, Transfer, and Management in the Information Age

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With the advent of electronic databases, information technologies, and the Internet, organizations now more than ever have easy access to all the knowledge they need to conduct their affairs. Identifying the useful information in all that data, however, can pose a challenge. Knowledge Discovery, Transfer, and Management in the Information Age brings together the latest empirical research in knowledge management practices and information retrieval strategies to assist organizations in effectively and efficiently utilizing the data at their disposal. Academics, managers, researchers, and professionals within the field of knowledge management will make use of this book to increase their understanding of best practices in the manipulation of information resources.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. CHAPTER SUMMARIES
    3. REFERENCES
  6. Chapter 1: The Crisis of Knowing in the Age of Complexity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ‘SOLVING’ THE CRISIS
    4. THE TRAGEDY OF THE CRISIS
    5. NEW THINKING IN COMPLEXITY
    6. THE CRISIS AND THE PROBLEM OF COMPLEXITY
    7. NEW THINKING IN COMPLEXITY ABOUT A HYPERCONNECTED WORLD
    8. THE CASE OF KPMG
    9. A DIAGNOSIS OF CONFRONTING COMPLEXITY
    10. HOW KPMG WILL FARE IN CONFRONTING COMPLEXITY
    11. DISCUSSION
    12. CONCLUSION
    13. REFERENCES
  7. Chapter 2: Product Patterns to Support Knowledge Acquisition Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1 INTRODUCTION
    3. 2 BACKGROUND
    4. 3 DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSAL
    5. 4 CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORKS
    6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    7. REFERENCES
  8. Chapter 3: Metadata in Serbia
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METADATA DESCRIBING PRINTED HOLDINGS OF SERBIAN LIBRARIES
    4. METADATA DESCRIBING DIGITAL OBJECTS OF SERBIAN LIBRARIES
    5. METADATA AS MEANS FOR AUTOMATION OF DIGITAL DATA DELIVERY FOR PATRONS IN SERBIAN LIBRARIES
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  9. Chapter 4: Social Networks and Employee Knowledge Sharing and Performance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
    5. DATA COLLECTION
    6. MODELS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. APPENDIX
  10. Chapter 5: Semiotics is Fundamental Science
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. PRELIMINARIES
    3. 2. TO REMEMBER IS TO EMBODY THE MEMORY OF EXPERIENCE
    4. 3. TO DESCRIBE IS TO MAKE LANGUAGE
    5. 4. FORMING THE THOUGHT
    6. 5. ALL REPRESENTATIONS ARE INCOMPLETE
    7. 6. THE GNOSEOLOGICAL CONDITION OF SEMIOTICS
    8. 7. WHO IS A SEMIOTICIAN?
    9. 8. COHERENCE
    10. 9. LAW AND HISTORY; GESTALT
    11. 10. ON THE POSSIBILITY OF INTERACTIONS
    12. 11. VITALISM IS DEAD. BUT THE PHYSICAL AND THE LIVING ARE STILL DIFFERENT
    13. 12. PROOF AND INFERENCE
    14. 13. SEMIOTICS IS NOT A DISCIPLINE OF PROOFS
    15. 14. ONE REDUCTION TOO MUCH
    16. 15. INSIGNIFICANCE IS THE RESULT OF FAILED PRAGMATICS
    17. 16. EMBODIED IN DEAD STRUCTURES
    18. 17. LOST OPPORTUNITIES
    19. 18. DOWNLOADING THINKING
    20. 19. INTERACTION IS (ALMOST) ALWAYS SEMIOTIC
    21. 20. SEMIOTICS HAS MORE HISTORY THAN CURRENCY
    22. 21. SYNCHRONY – DIACHRONY – A DISTINCTION OF PRAGMATIC RELEVANCE
    23. 22. TAROT CARD READING IS NOT (YET) AN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE
    24. 23. THERE IS MORE TO INTERACTION THAN LANGUAGE
    25. 24. IS THERE A SEMIOTIC METHOD?
    26. 25. SEMIOTICS IS ABOUT MEANING
    27. 26. IN THE AGE OF GAMIFICATION
    28. 27. NARRATION AND STORY
    29. 28. SEMIOTICS IS ABOUT THE MEANING OF CHANGE
    30. CONCLUSION
    31. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    32. REFERENCES
  11. Chapter 6: One Year Forward
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SURVEY OF RELATED LITERATURE
    4. THE 2013 RESEARCH INSTRUMENT
    5. LAST YEAR'S SURVEY RESULTS – A BRIEF RECAP
    6. THE 2013 SURVEY RESULTS – REPORT AND ANALYSIS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  12. Chapter 7: Open Source vs. Proprietary Collaborative Virtual Learning Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. 3D COLLABORATIVE VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
    4. FIRST CASE STUDY - OPENSIM
    5. SECOND CASE STUDY - SECOND LIFE
    6. RESULTS
    7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    8. REFERENCES
  13. Chapter 8: An Integrated Notation for Business Process Models
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. INTRODUCTION TO ARTS
    5. BASIC FEATURES
    6. CHOICES
    7. WORK LISTS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
  14. Chapter 9: The Impact of the Relationship between Gardner's Multiple Intelligence and Kolb's Learning Style
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. KOLB’S LEARNING STYLE
    4. MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE
    5. METHOD
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  15. Chapter 10: Argument Extraction in Opinion Analysis
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. AIMS AND CHALLENGES
    3. RELATED WORK
    4. SOME MOTIVATIONAL EXAMPLES
    5. METHODOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTS
    6. EVALUATIVE EXPRESSIONS IN OPINION TEXTS
    7. DISCOURSE RELATIONS AS ARGUMENT SUPPORTS
    8. CONCLUSION AND PERSPECTIVES
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ENDNOTES
  16. Chapter 11: Current Trends and Developments, Future Requirements, and Predictions for Computer Mediated Communications and E-Collaboration
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. 1. CMC ORIGINS
    4. 2. CURRENT AND FUTURE CMC MARKET
    5. 3. CMC SOFTWARE AND SERVICE PROVIDERS
    6. 4. CMC DEVELOPMENT PLATFORMS
    7. 5. CMC RECENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTS
    8. 6. INTERVIEWS WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS AND THOUGHT LEADERS
    9. 7. CMC PROPOSED NEXT GENERATION ARCHITECTURE
    10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    11. REFERENCES
  17. Related References
  18. Compilation of References
  19. About the Contributors