Title: MISIR: recommendation systems in a knowledge management scenario

Authors: Carlos Eduardo Barbosa, Luciano Maia, Jonice Oliveira, Jano Moreira De Souza

Addresses: Computer Science Department, Institute of Mathematics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), P.O. Box 68.511, Rio de Janeiro, 21.941-972 Brazil. ' Computer Science Department, Institute of Mathematics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), P.O. Box 68.511, Rio de Janeiro, 21.941-972 Brazil. ' Computing Science Department (DCC), Mathematical Institute (IM), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Bloco C, CCMN, Sala E-2206, Ilha do Fundao, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21.945-970 Brazil. ' Computer Science Department, Institute of Mathematics; Graduate School and Research in Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), P.O. Box 68.511, Rio de Janeiro, 21.941-972 Brazil

Abstract: In a scientific scenario we can notice the predominance of explicit knowledge being manipulated and distributed, which makes recommender systems very useful in this environment. But along with a knowledge management approach this kind of system can support the organisation in better identifying competences, help engage users in a continuous and dynamic knowledge exchange and customise knowledge dissemination as much as possible. MISIR is a collaborative recommender system, developed to help to the process of knowledge exchange. In this work we detail a collaborative recommender system which is used in a scientific knowledge management environment; we show how this approach can be aimed at a KM process and how this approach can deal with other kinds of knowledge used in research centres and universities.

Keywords: recommendation systems; profile similarity; knowledge management; KM; web based communities; online communities; virtual communities; collaborative recommender systems; collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2010.031651

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2010 Vol.20 No.1, pp.89 - 102

Available online: 16 Feb 2010 *

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