By DaveLevy on Jan 23, 2007
The workshop was opened by Bertolt Meyer of Humbolt University, Berlin, who has recently published research into the fact that Knowledge Repositories don't work. Once he said it, it becomes obvious, have you ever found one that did.
He and his collaborators insight goes beyond the view that the central data model consists of documents, activities, topics and most importantly people. It is necessary to transform the knowledge management system into a knowledge network consisting of people and their connections and reasons for connection. They have built an application proving these insights at ioe-skillmap.hu-berlin.de.
The network visualisation functionality is delivered using prefuse, and the key data model insight is that the relationship between nodes possesses multiple attribute, particularly those of parent/child, similie/loose and vector.