Title: Competence mining for virtual scientific community creation

Authors: Sergio Rodrigues, Jonice Oliveira, Jano Moreira de Souza

Addresses: COPPE/UFRJ, Computer Science Department, Graduate School of Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, PO Box 68.513, ZIP Code 21.945-970, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ' COPPE/UFRJ, Computer Science Department, Graduate School of Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, PO Box 68.513, ZIP Code 21.945-970, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ' DCC/IM/UFRJ, Computer Science Department, Institute of Mathematics and COPPE/UFRJ, Graduate School of Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, PO Box 68.513, ZIP Code 21.945-970, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Abstract: A problem currently faced is the inability of an organisation to know the competences that the organisation masters, thereby bringing forth greater difficulties to the decision-making process, planning and team formation. In the scientific environment, this problem prejudices the multi-disciplinary research and communities creation. We propose a technique to create/suggest scientific web communities based on scientists| competences, identified using their scientific publications and considering that a possible indication for a person|s participation in a community is her/his published knowledge and degree of expertise. The project also proposes an analysis structure providing an evolutionary visualisation of the virtual scientific community knowledge build-up.

Keywords: knowledge management; text mining; virtual communities; community creation; decision analysis; scientific web-based communities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2004.004801

International Journal of Web Based Communities, 2004 Vol.1 No.1, pp.90 - 102

Published online: 07 Jul 2004 *

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