Title: Decision support through knowledge management: the role of the artificial intelligence

Authors: Kostas Metaxiotis, Kostas Ergazakis, Emannuel Samouilidis, John Psarras

Addresses: Institute of Communications & Computer Systems, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou 15773, Athens, Greece. Institute of Communications & Computer Systems, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou 15773, Athens, Greece. Institute of Communications & Computer Systems, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou 15773, Athens, Greece. Institute of Communications & Computer Systems, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou 15773, Athens, Greece

Abstract: Knowledge management (KM) has recently received considerable attention in the computer information systems community and is continuously gaining interest in industry, enterprises and government. Decision support and KM processes are interdependent activities in many organisations. In all cases, decision makers always combine different types of data and knowledge available in various forms in the organisation. One of the key—but also criticised—building blocks for advancing this field of KM and consequently supporting the decision-making is artificial intelligence (AI). In this framework, this paper aims to improve the understanding of the role of AI towards KM. It examines and discusses both the potential and the limitations of basic AI technologies in terms of their capability to support the KM process and shares thoughts and estimations on further research on the development of the next generation decision support environments.

Keywords: artificial intelligence; knowledge management; decision support.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2004.003641

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2004 Vol.19 No.2, pp.101 - 106

Published online: 27 Sep 2003 *

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