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Publication date: 1 March 1991

Suliman Al‐Hawamdeh, Rachel de Vere, Geoff Smith and Peter Willett

Full‐text documents are usually searched by means of a Boolean retrieval algorithm that requires the user to specify the logical relationships between the terms of a…

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Full‐text documents are usually searched by means of a Boolean retrieval algorithm that requires the user to specify the logical relationships between the terms of a query. In this paper, we summarise the results to date of a continuing programme of research at the University of Sheffield to investigate the use of nearest‐neighbour retrieval algorithms for full‐text searching. Given a natural‐language query statement, our methods result in a ranking of the paragraphs comprising a full‐text document in order of decreasing similarity with the query, where the similarity for each paragraph is determined by the number of keyword stems that it has in common with the query. A full‐text document test collection has been created to allow systematic tests of retrieval effectiveness to be carried out. Experiments with this collection demonstrate that nearest‐neighbour searching provides a means for paragraph‐based access to full‐text documents that is of comparable effectiveness to both Boolean and hypertext searching and that index term weighting schemes which have been developed for the searching of bibliographical databases can also be used to improve the effectiveness of retrieval from full‐text databases. A current project is investigating the extent to which a paragraph‐based full‐text retrieval system can be used to augment the explication facilities of an expert system on welding.

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Online Review, vol. 15 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-314X

Article
Publication date: 15 November 2018

Hsia-Ching Chang, Chen-Ya Wang and Suliman Hawamdeh

This paper aims to investigate emerging trends in data analytics and knowledge management (KM) job market by using the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) framework. The…

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Purpose

This paper aims to investigate emerging trends in data analytics and knowledge management (KM) job market by using the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) framework. The findings from the study provide insights into curriculum development and academic program design.

Design/methodology/approach

This study traced and retrieved job ads on LinkedIn to understand how data analytics and KM interplay in terms of job functions, knowledge, skills and abilities required for jobs, as well as career progression. Conducting content analysis using text analytics and multiple correspondence analysis, this paper extends the framework of KSA proposed by Cegielski and Jones‐Farmer to the field of data analytics and KM.

Findings

Using content analysis, the study analyzes the requisite KSA that connect analytics to KM from the job demand perspective. While Kruskal–Wallis tests assist in examining the relationships between different types of KSA and company’s characteristics, multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) aids in reducing dimensions and representing the KSA data points in two-dimensional space to identify potential associations between levels of categorical variables. The results from the Kruskal–Wallis tests indicate a significant relationship between job experience levels and KSA. The MCA diagrams illustrate key distinctions between hard and soft skills in data across different experience levels.

Practical implications

The practical implications of the study are two-fold. First, the extended KSA framework can guide KM professionals with their career planning toward data analytics. Second, the findings can inform academic institutions with regard to broadening and refining their data analytics or KM curricula.

Originality/value

This paper is one of the first studies to investigate the connection between data analytics and KM from the job demand perspective. It contributes to the ongoing discussion and provides insights into curriculum development and academic program design.

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Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 23 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1367-3270

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 2002

Sharon Teng and Suliman Hawamdeh

Knowledge management as a business concept has been traditionally applied to money‐making organisations with the aim of enhancing and improving operations to gain…

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Knowledge management as a business concept has been traditionally applied to money‐making organisations with the aim of enhancing and improving operations to gain competitive advantage and increase profits. Knowledge management can also be applied to non‐profit organisations such as government bodies and statutory boards. It can be used to improve communication among staff and between top management. It helps to instil a culture of sharing and promote and implement a performance‐based reward system for its employees. Knowledge management involves a complex process of aligning the company’s mission statement with the best practices that enable the company to be competitive and profitable in its sector. This paper investigates the current practices of knowledge management in the National Library Board (NLB). It also seeks to show how knowledge management can effectively be applied to the NLB to tie in with its mission statement of expanding the learning capacity of the nation, enhancing the nation’s competitiveness and promoting a gracious society. The NLB also has a mission to deliver a world‐class library system, which is convenient, accessible and useful to the people of Singapore.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 54 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2003

Abdus Sattar Chaudhry and Susan Higgins

This paper reports the findings of a study of knowledge management courses included in the curriculum of academic disciplines of business, computing, and information…

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This paper reports the findings of a study of knowledge management courses included in the curriculum of academic disciplines of business, computing, and information. Based on a review of course descriptions selected from Web sites of universities in different countries, the paper describes levels of courses, curriculum areas and topics, and differences in emphasis in teaching knowledge management courses in different departments and schools. It highlights the multidisciplinary nature of the curriculum and suggests a collaborative approach in designing and conducting KM education programs for providing a balanced coverage.

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Library Review, vol. 52 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1991

Suliman Al‐Hawamdeh, Geoff Smith and Peter Willett

This paper considers the use of a hypertext system, GUIDE, for paragraph‐based searching in full‐text documents. Searching can be effected in GUIDE using both a…

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This paper considers the use of a hypertext system, GUIDE, for paragraph‐based searching in full‐text documents. Searching can be effected in GUIDE using both a conventional, word‐based approach and using the inter‐textual linkage facilities. The effectiveness of these retrieval techniques are evaluated by means of searches of three full‐text documents for which relevance data are available. The results of the searches are compared with those obtained from use of a nearest neighbour retrieval system that has been developed for the ranking of paragraphs within full‐text documents. The comparison suggests that the linkage facilities in hypertext do not provide a very cost‐effective mechanism for paragraph‐based retrieval.

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Program, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

Article
Publication date: 1 August 2001

Lee Chye Sen and Suliman Al‐Hawamdeh

Internet technology has advanced very rapidly over the last few years and a new trend in educational development for learning and teaching has emerged. Virtual Classroom…

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Internet technology has advanced very rapidly over the last few years and a new trend in educational development for learning and teaching has emerged. Virtual Classroom is an online learning and teaching environment that facilitates the collaboration and integration of discussion forums, chat rooms, quiz management, lecture notes and assignment repositories, subscription services, relevant web links, e‐mail distribution lists and desk top video‐conferencing into a conventional lecturer‐based system.This paper reviews two existing modes of course delivery in a typical virtual classroom environment, namely synchronous communication and asynchronous communication, and presents a hybrid mode of delivery named near synchronous that adds to the conventional asynchronous technology the expressiveness and rapid recall of context of a synchronous delivery.The paper discusses the Singapore ‐MITAllianc (SMA) distance learning project and the current implementation of a virtual classroom in Nanyang Technological University.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 53 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Article
Publication date: 1 August 2002

Busli Chan and Suliman Al‐Hawamdeh

With the advent of Internet technology and its rapid growth during the last few years, electronic commerce has become an increasing reality. While e‐commerce still…

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With the advent of Internet technology and its rapid growth during the last few years, electronic commerce has become an increasing reality. While e‐commerce still constitutes a small part of many countries’ economies, it is seen by many as an opportunity to reduce cost and improve productivity. This is true, as many economies are transferring themselves into knowledge‐based economies, where information and innovation are the competitive instruments. Singapore as a small country with limited natural resources realized the importance of the new economy and the need to position itself as an information and knowledge hub in Asia. The government has taken an active role in the establishment of an e‐commerce infrastructure. The government’s vision is to build a premier service hub in the region with global orientation, and focusing on new high growth hub services. This paper reviews the development of e‐commerce in Singapore and studies its impact on the development of the information society in Singapore.

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Business Process Management Journal, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-7154

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Article
Publication date: 22 February 2011

Cheryl Marie Cordeiro‐Nilsson and Suliman Hawamdeh

This study seeks to investigate how a more lateral style of working, such as the Swedish model of management that reflects a more linear manner of managing organizational

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Purpose

This study seeks to investigate how a more lateral style of working, such as the Swedish model of management that reflects a more linear manner of managing organizational knowledge, is carried over and transferred to Swedish managed organizations in Singapore.

Design/methodology/approach

A total of 33 top‐level managers (23 Scandinavians and ten Asians) who worked in Swedish managed organizations in Singapore were interviewed for this study. It was necessary that the respondents were in top‐level management positions, the assumption being that it was their decisions and actions that steered the organization to its goals. The respondents were selected randomly and came from a variety of industry backgrounds.

Findings

The Swedish style of handling information and knowledge within the organization has proven more open, flexible and accessible than Singaporeans might initially expect or understand. This cultural difference of who gains access to timely information and who should use that information to make decisions, for example, first met with a lack of understanding and even inaction on the part of the Singaporeans and active measures are needed such as re‐structuring the organization or a constant communicative strategy by the Swedes to first make a change in direction in organization behaviour. This means that the organizations in this study, in keeping a high standard of employee satisfaction, get to retain, harvest and profit from their organization's knowledge base while enjoying a low turnover rate in human capital.

Originality/value

This study aims to take a complementary approach of exploring the Swedish management style via discourse analysis, with the transcribed long interview data sorted with the coding procedures adapted from grounded theory.

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Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 15 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1367-3270

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 62 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Publication date: 22 February 2013

Nora Martin

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Library Management, vol. 34 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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