Developing Enterprise Sponsored Virtual Communities: The Case of a SME's Knowledge Community
This paper presents a case in the development of a knowledge community support system in the context of an industrial association group in the construction sector. This system is a result of the Know-Construct project which aims at providing association sponsored SME communities of the construction sector with a sophisticated information management platform and community building tools for knowledge sharing. The paper begins by characterizing the so-called construction industry knowledge community. The Know-Construct system concept and the general architecture are described, focusing on the semantic resources, in particular the ontologies structure.