A Method for Knowledge Modeling: Application of Unified Modeling Language (UML) to Knowledge Modeling

Published on Oct 1, 2006in Journal of Knowledge Management8.182
· DOI :10.4018/JKM.2006100102
Sung-kwan Kim3
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(UALR: University of Arkansas at Little Rock),
Seongbae Lim10
Estimated H-index: 10
(State University of New York at Geneseo),
Robert B. Mitchell4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UALR: University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
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Since knowledge management (KM) is considered to be an important function of a successful business operation, many organizations are embracing KM. The success of a KM project is dependent upon its contents. This article presents a method for building an effective knowledge model that can help businesses to analyze and specify knowledge content. The method takes a decision-oriented view. For the modeling language of the method, Unified Modeling Language (UML) has been chosen. The method is applied to the vessel scheduling process in a maritime shipping company. The steps and rules are explained using an example, and the strengths and weaknesses of the method are discussed.
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