Conference Paper

WANT: A Personal Knowledge Management System on Social Software Agent Technologies

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-72830-6_82 Conference: Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications, First KES International Symposium, KES-AMSTA 2007, Wroclaw, Poland, May 31- June 1, 2007, Proceedings
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A multi-agent system is a network individual agent that work together to achieve a goal through communication and collaboration
among each other. Standardized infrastructure for information or knowledge sharing is required to make autonomous agents interdependent
on each other for effective collaboration in a multi-agent system. In order to enhance productivity of knowledge workers knowledge
management tools should support collaborative environments among desktop, web, and even mobile devices. The Semantic Web is
the place where software agents perform various intelligent tasks using standard knowledge representational schemes that are
named “ontologies.” This paper presents a conceptual framework of the social knowledge activities and knowledge processes
with regard to the social software agents. Our prototype, called WANT, is a wiki-based semantic tagging system for collaborative
and communicative knowledge creation and maintenance by a human or software agent. It can be supported in both desktop and
mobile environments.

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    • "Apart from the common KM system that is widely proposed since the beginning of the second millennium, more tools and technologies are introduced to assist and mediate individual knowledge workers in managing their personal knowledge. Amongst the few latest introductions of PKM tools in agent intelligence domain include an agent-based PKM system supported by mobile technology cross-platform solution (Osis and Grundspenkis, 2012) and a PKM system on social software agent technologies called WANT (Kim et al., 2007). However, in the context of the worldwide application of tools and technologies, there is still some doubt in their possible implementation to fit the purposes and styles of managing personal knowledge in the eastern side of the world since most of these technicalities are proposed based on research conducted in the western world. "
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