In what has come to be known as the 'Knowledge Era', economy relies more than ever on knowledge-based activities. The need to capture, integrate and capitalize on knowledge within organizations, in an efficient and effective way has become crucial to maintaining a competitive edge in the market. Knowledge, Information and Data have always been of importance in human history, however, as technology advances and knowledge becomes more readily available, the requirement of providing knowledge workers with relevant knowledge inline and online to their ongoing activities has become a significant modern industrial and academic challenge. Whilst in the past the challenge was to maximize benefit retrieved from data (i.e. ERP, CRP solutions) and later from information (Business Intelligence (BI) tools) the new task is to provide equivalent knowledge solutions. This paper will present MIND, a multipurpose and user friendly, semantic analysis and knowledge visualization tool. MIND is applicable to a wide spectrum of applications, three of which will be presented in this paper, knowledge community mapping, CAD part profiling and an advanced BI application.
Molcho, G., & Schneor, R. (2015). MIND - Semantic based knowledge visualization. In Procedia CIRP (Vol. 36, pp. 89–94). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2015.03.011