Management of Different Types of Configuration Knowledge with the K- & V-Matrix and Wiki

DS 30: Proceedings of DESIGN 2002, the 7th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik

Year: 2002
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Puls, Ch.; Bongulielmi, L.; Henseler, P.; Meier, M.
Section: Design information systems & knowledge management
Page(s): 403-410


The K- & V-Matrix is a description language for configuration knowledge. Its focus is on small and medium sized enterprises. While easy-to-use, it allows the user to describe a significant part of this knowledge. However, although the K- & V-Matrix is a good approach, not all configuration knowledge can be managed with it. Especially when it comes to unstructured configuration knowledge, the K- & V-Matrix is not applicable. To solve this problem, an easy but effective way to describe unstructured configuration knowledge and integrate it with the K- & V-Matrix is needed. A solution to this problem, its functionalities, its integration with the K- & V-Matrix as well as the knowledge acquisition process related to it will be discussed.

Keywords: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Acquisition, Product Configuration, Variant Products, Small & Medium Sized Enterprises


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