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The Human Semantic Web: Shifting from Knowledge Push to Knowledge Pull
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Numerical Analysis and Computer Science, NADA. (Knowledge Management Research group)
2005 (English)In: International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, ISSN 1552-6283, Vol. 1, no 3, 1-30 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper introduces the Human Semantic Web (HSW) as a conceptual interface, providing human-understandable semantics in addition to the ordinary (machine) Semantic Web, which provides machine-processable semantics based on RDF. The HSW is structured in the form of a Knowledge Manifold and makes use of Unified Language Modeling (based on the Unified Modeling Language) combined with conceptual browsing to present its information to the user in a way that creates substantial benefits in terms of overview, clarity, and flexibility. The HSW browser Conzilla combines the semantics of RDF with the human-understandable semantics of UML in order to enable more powerful forms of human-computer interaction, such as querying the Semantic Web through Edutella and supporting the concept-in-context methodology. The Semantic Web is discussed in terms of three levels of semantic interoperability: isolation, coexistence, and collaboration. Collaboration, as the highest goal, can be achieved by conceptual calibration, which builds bridges between different ontologies in a bottom-up way, describing their similarities as well as their differences. An example is presented in Conzilla of conceptual calibration between systems for e-commerce. In the closing section, the Nonaka-Takeuchi theory of knowledge creation is discussed, and the HSW is described as a “space for interaction,” where the SECI spiral of knowledge creation can be elevated to the global level. Three possible scenarios are presented: open research, enriching the economy by expanding the value ontology, and negotiating a sustainable future for all.

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IGI Global, 2005. Vol. 1, no 3, 1-30 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-50913DOI: 10.4018/jswis.2005070101ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33645990091OAI: diva2:463029
QC 20111208Available from: 2011-12-08 Created: 2011-12-08 Last updated: 2011-12-08Bibliographically approved

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