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Semantic social network portal for collaborative online communities

Marco Neumann (Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland)
Ina O'Murchu (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)
John Breslin (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)
Stefan Decker (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)
Deirdre Hogan (Programme for University‐Industry Interface, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland)
Ciaran MacDonaill (Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland)

Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590

Article publication date: 1 August 2005

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Abstract

Purpose

The motivation for this investigation is to apply social networking features to a semantic network portal, which supports the efforts in enterprise training units to up‐skill the employee in the company, and facilitates the creation and reuse of knowledge in online communities.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper provides an overview of an emerging area for work‐related research in the field of knowledge management and collaborative online communities.

Findings

The growing number of social network online communities requires a systematic assessment of the application and design of social network technologies, which makes this study relevant and timely.

Practical implications

This paper gives guidance in an emerging research area with major implications for online communities and human resources management.

Originality/value

Fulfils a need, since a lack of literature in the field is apparent.

Keywords

Citation

Neumann, M., O'Murchu, I., Breslin, J., Decker, S., Hogan, D. and MacDonaill, C. (2005), "Semantic social network portal for collaborative online communities", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 29 No. 6, pp. 472-487. https://doi.org/10.1108/03090590510610263

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2005, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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