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1st Edition

Knowledge Science
Modeling the Knowledge Creation Process

Edited By

Yoshiteru Nakamori

ISBN 9781439838365
Published August 3, 2011 by CRC Press
189 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Knowledge science is an emerging discipline resulting from the demands of a knowledge-based economy and information revolution. Explaining how to improve our knowledge-based society, Knowledge Science: Modeling the Knowledge Creation Process addresses problems in collecting, synthesizing, coordinating, and creating knowledge. The book introduces several key concepts in knowledge science:

  • Knowledge technology, which encompasses classification, representation, modeling, identification, acquisition, searching, organization, storage, conversion, and dissemination
  • Knowledge management, which covers three different yet related areas (knowledge assets, knowing processes, knower relations)
  • Knowledge discovery and data mining, which combine databases, statistics, machine learning, and related areas to discover and extract valuable knowledge from large volumes of data
  • Knowledge synthesis, knowledge justification, and knowledge construction, which are important in solving real-life problems

Specialists in decision science, artificial intelligence, systems engineering, behavioral science, and management science, the book’s contributors present their own original ideas, including an Oriental systems philosophy, a new episteme in the knowledge-based society, and a theory of knowledge construction. They emphasize the importance of systemic thinking for developing a better society in the current knowledge-based era.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Yoshiteru Nakamori

Knowledge Technology, Zhongtuo Wang

Knowledge Management, Zhichang Zhu

Knowledge Discovery, Tu Bao Ho

Knowledge Synthesis, Jifa Gu

Knowledge Justification, Andrzej (Andrew) Piotr Wierzbicki

Knowledge Construction, Yoshiteru Nakamori



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Yoshiteru Nakamori is a professor in the School of Knowledge Science at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST). His research encompasses systems methodology, environmental studies, and agent-based simulation.