A semantics-based software framework for ensuring consistent access to up-to-date knowledge resources in Public Administrations

Knowledge resources in public administrations are subject to continual change. These changes impose the need for keeping knowledge resources updated. In this paper we present an ontology-based approach for the systematic management of changes in knowledge resources in public administrations, which has been implemented in the SAKE semantics-based software framework. The current implementation allows management of explicit changes (i.e., alterations in the content of a document that have implications in the decision making process) and implicit changes (i.e., changes related to the usage of a document, the comments attached to it and related communication between users of the document).


Public Administration Change Management Knowledge Resource Ontology Evolution Knowledge Management System 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FZI at the University of KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.University of PiraeusPiraeusGreece
  3. 3.Institute of Communication and Computer SystemsNational Technical University of AthensZografouGreece

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