The aim of this project is to provide an ‘observatory’ for the University of Industry (learning direct) which collects together related work on distance education. Using KMi technologies for integrating web documents with formal representations of knowledge the observatory will enable University of Industry customers to find descriptions of projects which are relevant for their particular context. This work builds on a number of KMi projects including Enrich and PlanetOnto.

We are fortunate in this project to be collaborating with the International Centre for Distance Learning (ICDL) group within IET.

Associated articles

Mulholland, P., Domingue, J., , Zdrahal, Z., & Hatala, M. (in-press) Supporting Organisational Learning: an overview of the ENRICH approach. Journal of Information Services and Use. Also available as PDF

Mulholland, P., Zdrahal, Z., Domingue, J. & Hatala, M. (2000) Integrating Working and Learning: a Document Enrichment Approach. Journal of Behaviour and Information Technology, 19(3), pp. 171-180. Also available as PDF

Motta, E., Buckingham Shum, S. and Domingue, J. (2000) Ontology-Driven Document Enrichment: Principles, Tools and Applications. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 52(5) pp. 1071-1109. Also available as PDF

Domingue, J.& Motta, E. (2000) Planet-Onto: From News Publishing to Integrated Knowledge Management Support. IEEE Expert Systems Special Issue on Knowledge Management and Distribution over the Internet. May/June 2000, pp. 26-32.

Sumner, T., Domingue, J., Zdrahal, Z., Millican, A., Murray, J. (1999) Moving from On-the-job Training towards Organisational Learning. Proceedings of the 12th Banff Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, Banff, Alberta, Canada, October 16-22, 1999. Also available as PDF

Relevant web links

The Marchmont team at KMi

The Marchmont contact at ICDL

Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University, U.K.