Our particular speciality is human-computer knowledge transfer:
Our employees have backgrounds in Artificial Intelligence, Psychology and Software Engineering. This provides them with the abilities to deliver services and create products that are unique, state of the art, proven, generic and flexible.
For over 10 years, we have provided a bridge between leading research and practical business solutions. Our chairman, Professor Nigel Shadbolt, has an international reputation for work in knowledge engineering, and has been at the vanguard of applying knowledge engineering methods to the management of organizational knowledge assets.
Knowledge Acquisition Methods
"If the human mind was simple enough to understand, we'd be too simple to understand it". (Emerson Pugh)
Much of the knowledge vital to an organization is in the heads of its experts. This knowledge is notoriously difficult to acquire. Interviewing experts is rarely enough:
Epistemics uses a range of techniques (many taken from cognitive psychology) that:
A range of techniques is required since there are different types of knowledge and particular techniques are differentially suited to the elicitation of particular types of knowledge. For example, knowledge of products and knowledge of processes require different techniques.
Knowledge Acquisition Tools
"Man is a tool-using animal... Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all".
Epistemics develops and markets a number of software toolkits that support:
Each of the software toolkits:
Epistemics' consultants and software developers have expertise in three main areas: knowledge acquisition, knowledge storage and knowledge use.
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