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dc.contributor.author Donnellan, Brian
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Brian
dc.contributor.author Lake, Brian
dc.contributor.author Sturdy, John
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-08T09:55:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-08T09:55:12Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Donnellan, B., Fitzgerald, B., Lake, B. and Sturdy, J. (2005), 'Implementing an Open-Source Knowledge-Base', IEEE Software, 22(6), 92-96. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/85
dc.description peer-reviewed
dc.description.abstract The concept of knowledge bases originated in artificial intelligence as one side of expert systems-namely, the fundamental body of knowledge available to a domain. KBs are particularly appropriate in knowledge-intensive activities like software development. They offer context-based access to complex information, including informal documents and multimedia, as well as a centralized means of storing and preserving digital assets. KBs can help software engineers with many tasks-from project management and design rationale to version control, defect tracking, code reuse, and staff training and development. We recently implemented an open source KB to support the Consortium for Studying Open Source in Public Administrations. COSPA originated in a EU initiative to study the use of open source software to reduce public administrative software and system support costs. The KB project aimed to build a multilingual knowledge base for comparing and pooling knowledge and experience. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en
dc.relation.ispartofseries IEEE Software;22(6): pp. 92-96
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MS.2005.155
dc.subject knowledge-based systems en
dc.subject open systems en
dc.subject software packages en
dc.title Implementing an open source knowledge base en
dc.type Article en
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.identifier.local 08SE2009
dc.internal.authorcontactother bf@ul.ie


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