Lettres “Repères”

Terminology is a complex discipline. It draws from many fields including linguistics, ontology, logic, knowledge engineering. It is therefore understandable that the concepts may themselves be complex.

Our goal here is to provide some “Repères” on a one-page document to better understand these concepts.

It is clear, however, that one page can not be enough. Our goal is mainly to encourage personal research and to initiate discussion.

The expressions in italics represent the vocabulary of the discipline.

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Knowledge is the true wealth of our societies, which tend to move from “Information Societies” to “Knowledge Societies”. Applications related to knowledge management and skills constitute a vast field of research & development.