Formalizing knowledge

In response to a customer request, Dominique Vauquier clarifies the different ways of expressing knowledge. It is the opportunity to formulate some of the thinking that has been taking place within the Praxeme Institute, especially since the workshops held by professors Loïc Depecker on terminology and Christophe Roche on ontologies.

The article is based on the idea that the techniques we have at our disposal for expressing knowledge are spread out according to the level of formalization. The greater the effort made, the greater the possibilities of automation.

In practice, enterprises preoccupied by the topic will be able to decide on a gradual approach, taking advantage of different techniques: classifying documents using taxonomies, drawing up the enterprise terminology, developing ontologies, modeling – in particular semantic modeling.

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