KMapper - An Ontology-Based Knowledge-Mapping Application


  1. Lecocq, R.
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Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
This paper presents the advancements of a knowledge-mapping (k-mapping) ongoing research being conducted at Defence R&D Canada – Valcartier. In this research, the k-mapping concepts and techniques are investigated through the development and demonstration of a k-mapping alpha prototype application called “KMapper”. The prototype has been developed and demonstrated for the benefit of the Canadian Forces and it is based on k-mapping underlying concepts as well as on a new multidimensional approach conceived at Defence R&D Canada. In this research k-mapping aims to enable the discovery, identification, localization, and access of essential pieces of knowledge called knowledge assets (KAs). These KAs, considered as critical to the commanders to ensure mission success, are obviously not all held within their own organisation. Instead KAs can be identified as originating from other military or non-military organisations having a stake in the complex situation being faced. The paper explains k-mapping concepts along with an innovative approach and a k-mapping alpha prototype application called “KMapper”. Next, it discusses the promises of the approach and the application in response to some of the challenges faced by the Canadian Forces as a collaborative organisation. In relation to this, the paper introduces the concept of ontology and how ontologies are an intrinsic part of the KMapper prototype in order to carry its foreseen value. Subsequently, still with a special fo
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-SL-2010-429 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
21 Sep 2010
Number of Pages
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