Our founder Emer. Prof Sjir Nijssen and our employees have regularly written scientific studies or contributed to publications on knowledge and information science.

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Kenniskunde 1A

Sjir Nijssen - 2001

It used to be that you could make do with reading, writing and arithmetic for your entire working career. However, in present-day society, these skills are no longer enough. They are a good basis, but they have to be supplemented with additional generic skills, such as the ability to learn new knowledge and skills quicker. To learn to work with large amounts of structured information carefully and on a rules-based basis. And to work with the associated model. Knowledge engineering is a relatively new field and one that offers these skills. It is a field in which ordinary language, mathematics and logic are brought together and treated in an integral way. This is a must-read.

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Kennis Gebaseerd Werken

Sjir Nijssen en André le Cat - 2009

Innovation requires the ability to work integrally and to recognize the importance of knowledge-sharing and knowledge management. The result of this is that the present-day knowledge worker has to acquire more and different skills than before, based on Knowledge-Based Working. According to the authors, in order to achieve that we must make optimal use of the combination of the OMG’s Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) and the Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR) world standards and the Cognition enhanced Natural language Information Analysis Method (cogNIAM®) method, developed by PNA.

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UI Modelexamen

Sjir Nijssen - 1996

Universal information science (UI) explains information analysis as a practical skill. This can be applied in every situation that lends itself to every form of information that can be expressed in words. Not just in the case of information science but also in fields such as business economics, rights, insurance, investments, administrative organization and business organization. This book comprises assignments from a model examination that includes every essential step in the universal information science procedure. Naturally, the book also gives the answers and methods and is a practical handbook for studying the HUI AMBI module, for example.

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Flexibele arbeidsvoorwaarden

Sjir Nijssen - 2004

Introducing flexible conditions of employment requires clear communication and a project-based approach. Moreover, a precondition for introduction is a seamless integration with salaries and personnel management. In view of the fact that the regulations and legislation regarding flexible conditions of employment are changing rapidly, a classical approach to automation has become too inflexible and expensive.

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2011-02-28-1530-An Archiecture Ecosystem for the Whole Systems Perspective Including System Dynamics

1978 A Framework for Discussion in ISO TR97-SC5-WG3-TR9007 (2013-01-29-1741)

1981-10 An architecture for knowledge base software-96-pages

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Business Rules Management – an introduction

Inge Lemmens, John Bulles en Popke Rein Munniksma - 2013

The goal of Business Rules Management is to gain insight into business rules. To gain insight into, and get a grip on, rules helps organisations to implement change and apply relevant rules in a transparant and consistent way. To do so effectively, you need to get a clear understanding of business rules, how they can be fully deployed and what advantages they offer.

This publication addresses amongst others the different interpretations of the definition business rule. It also addresses a practical classification of business rules, how it relates to process- and data management and what business rules mean for service-oriented architecture.

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