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Managing Knowledge in a World of Networks

15th International Conference, EKAW 2006, Poděbrady, Czech Republic, October 2-6, 2006. Proceedings

  • Steffen Staab
  • Vojtěch Svátek
Conference proceedings EKAW 2006

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4248)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 4248)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Talks

    1. Andrzej Nowak, Robin Vallacher, Wiesław Bartkowski
      Pages 1-1
  3. Knowledge Acquisition

    1. Hilke Garbe, Claudia Janssen, Claus Möbus, Heiko Seebold, Holger de Vries
      Pages 3-18
    2. Tri M. Cao, Paul Compton
      Pages 35-42
    3. Ruud Stegers, Annette ten Teije, Frank van Harmelen
      Pages 51-58
    4. Derek Sleeman, Trevor Runcie, Peter Gray
      Pages 59-66
  4. Ontology Engineering

    1. Eiichi Sunagawa, Kouji Kozaki, Yoshinobu Kitamura, Riichiro Mizoguchi
      Pages 67-81
    2. Joachim Baumeister, Dietmar Seipel
      Pages 82-95
    3. Hans Akkermans, Jaap Gordijn
      Pages 112-125
  5. Ontology Learning

    1. Marko Brunzel, Myra Spiliopoulou
      Pages 141-157
    2. Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, Marie-Paule Jacques
      Pages 158-165
  6. Ontology Mapping and Evolution

    1. Bo Hu, Yannis Kalfoglou, Harith Alani, David Dupplaw, Paul Lewis, Nigel Shadbolt
      Pages 166-181
    2. Zharko Aleksovski, Michel Klein, Warner ten Kate, Frank van Harmelen
      Pages 182-197

About these proceedings


th The 15 International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (2006), held on October 6-10, 2006 in Pod? ebrady,Czech Republic, followed a long tradition of European Knowledge Acquisition Workshops (from 1987),whicheventuallyacquiredtheformatofconference(in2000)whilekeeping their open-minded and interactive spirit. During the nearly 20 year lifespan of the series, the discipline of knowledge engineering (KE) evolved greatly. While knowledge acquisition (KA) techniques dominated in the very ?rst years, formal approaches to knowledge-based inf- ence and variousnew streamssuch as knowledgediscoveryfrom data/textslater cameinto play. During thelate1990sandafterwards,EKAWbecamea founding community for ontology and Semantic Web Research, which was also re?ected in the sub-titles of the 2002 and 2004 editions: “Ontologies and the Semantic Web” and “Engineering Knowledge in the Age of the Semantic Web,” resp- tively. The 2006 edition, in turn, only slightly refocussed this trend. Its sub-title is “Managing Knowledge in a World of Networks,” which re?ects the fact that semantics typically arises not only as a result of explicit engineering activities (as in Semantic Web) but also emerges from interaction of a high number of interconnected documents, ontological concepts, software applications and — especially — human users. The importance given to the interconnection of - man users in a sense loops back to the knowledge acquisition roots of EKAW and its ‘holistic’ view of knowledge engineering.


Mapping knowledge discovery knowledge engineering knowledge management learning ontology semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Steffen Staab
    • 1
  • Vojtěch Svátek
    • 2
  1. 1.Fachbereich InformatikUniversität Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany
  2. 2.Dept. Information and Knowledge Engineering,University of Economics, PraguePragueCzech Republic

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