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EPSRC Reference: GR/N15764/01
Title: INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH COLLABORATION IN ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE TECHNOLOGIES - AKT
Principal Investigator: Shadbolt, Professor N
Other Investigators:
Eisenstadt, Professor M Robertson, Professor D Wilks, Professor Y
Tate, Professor A Hall, Professor Dame W Motta, Professor E
Sleeman, Professor D
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Baker Hughes Inc BG Boeing (International)
British Airways Plc Clifford Chance DERA
Epistemics Ims ISX Corporation
Multicosm Ltd Open University Parametric Technology (U K) Ltd
Rolls-Royce Plc Teknowledge Corporation Unilever
University of Edinburgh UTG BP Amoco Group
Department: Electronics and Computer Science
Organisation: University of Southampton
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 2000 Ends: 30 June 2007 Value (£): 7,534,918
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Information & Knowledge Mgmt
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Related Grants:
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Summary on Grant Application Form
AKT assembles a strong set of researchers to tackle fundamental associated with the management of knowledge. It will develop a range of technologies, methods and services to meet the six challenges of acquisition, modelling, retrieval, publishing and maintenance of knowledge. The IRC would undertake fundamental research in particular knowledge technologies but it would also bring together relevant work and produce practical results.The proposal has attracted an enthusiastic response from industry, and will provide timely support to the growth of the knowledge economy. Though much of the focus of the proposal is on innovative research, an integrated and relevant approach will be ensured by the employment of testbed applications. These testbeds are real-world problems that demand knowledge services across AKT's whole range; in other words, technological solutions will be required for each of the six knowledge challenges.The benefits of the knowledge management technologies which AKT would develop will increase with the recognition of the importance of the competitive advantage of knowledge. AKT technology will help organisations to take total control of the knowledge they contain, to convert unstructured information into usable knowledge, and to pass on and quantify knowledge as any other resource or asset.
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