Table of Contents
Advances in Decision Sciences
Volume 2011, Article ID 425820, 16 pages
Research Article

A Knowledge Management and Decision Support Model for Enterprises

DINFO Department of Computer Engineering, University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 6, 90128 Palermo, Italy

Received 1 December 2010; Revised 28 May 2011; Accepted 11 August 2011

Academic Editor: Andreas Soteriou

Copyright © 2011 Patrizia Ribino et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We propose a novel knowledge management system (KMS) for enterprises. Our system exploits two different approaches for knowledge representation and reasoning: a document-based approach based on data-driven creation of a semantic space and an ontology-based model. Furthermore, we provide an expert system capable of supporting the enterprise decisional processes and a semantic engine which performs intelligent search on the enterprise knowledge bases. The decision support process exploits the Bayesian networks model to improve business planning process when performed under uncertainty.