A Concept Map-Based Knowledge Modeling Approach to Expert Knowledge Sharing

By: John W. Coffey, Robert R. Hoffman, Alberto J. Cañas & Kenneth M. Ford


A depiction of a knowledge model from the domain of weather forecasting

Abstract

An important aspect of knowledge management is the implementation of methods to share the idiosyncratic knowledge of expert practitioners within an organization. In order to make such knowledge sharable, it is necessary to have both an effective elicitation method and a useful representation scheme. In this paper we describe the PreSERVe method of knowledge elicitation as it is used with a knowledge representation scheme based upon concept maps [1]. We describe the use of these methods in a case study on the capture and representation of local weather forecasting knowledge.Keywords: Knowledge Elicitation, Knowledge Modeling, Knowledge Sharing, Concept Maps, PreSERVe MethodComplete paper.