Welcome to the Knowledge and Media 2012 website. Through this website, the course information, course materials and assignments for K&M 2012 will be made available. This course is open to all VU Information Sciences, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Master’s students, as well as to UvA Information Studies: Human-Centered Multimedia students.
The goal of the course is to provide insight in the concepts of knowledge, ontologies and knowledge processes in relation to various ICT-based media.
The course treats the principles and theories that form the foundation of knowledge-intensive processes in relation to various multimedia applications. Knowledge processes are those processes that use knowledge (reasoning), document knowledge (representation), acquire knowledge or transfer knowledge (teaching). The relation between knowledge processes and (interactive) media will be explored. Various types of applications will be discussed, such as special purpose search engines, educational systems, serious gaming and mind tools.