Visualizing the expertise space

Zan Huang, Hsinchun Chen, Fei Guo, Jennifer Jie Xu, Soushan Wu, Wun Hwa Chen

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Abstract

Expertise management systems are being widely adopted in organizations to manage tacit knowledge embedded in employees' heads. These systems have successfully applied many information technologies developed in fields such as information retrieval and document management to support expertise information collection, processing, and distribution. In this paper, we investigate the potentials of applying visualization techniques to support exploration of an expertise space. We implemented two widely applied dimensionality reduction visualization techniques, the self-organizing map and multidimensional scaling, to generate expert map and expertise field map visualizations based on an expertise data set. Our proposed approach is generic for automatic mapping of expertise space of an organization, research field, scientific domain, etc. Our initial analysis on the visualization results indicated that the expert map and expertise field map captured useful underlying structures of the expertise space and had the potential to support more efficient and effective expertise information searching and browsing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
EditorsR.H. Sprague Jr.
Pages585-594
Number of pages10
Volume37
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Big Island, HI., United States
Duration: Jan 5 2004Jan 8 2004

Other

OtherProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI.
Period1/5/041/8/04

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Visualization
Self organizing maps
Information retrieval
Information technology
Personnel
Processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Huang, Z., Chen, H., Guo, F., Xu, J. J., Wu, S., & Chen, W. H. (2004). Visualizing the expertise space. In R. H. Sprague Jr. (Ed.), Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (Vol. 37, pp. 585-594). [CLUSR04]

Visualizing the expertise space. / Huang, Zan; Chen, Hsinchun; Guo, Fei; Xu, Jennifer Jie; Wu, Soushan; Chen, Wun Hwa.

Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. ed. / R.H. Sprague Jr. Vol. 37 2004. p. 585-594 CLUSR04.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Huang, Z, Chen, H, Guo, F, Xu, JJ, Wu, S & Chen, WH 2004, Visualizing the expertise space. in RH Sprague Jr. (ed.), Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. vol. 37, CLUSR04, pp. 585-594, Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Big Island, HI., United States, 1/5/04.
Huang Z, Chen H, Guo F, Xu JJ, Wu S, Chen WH. Visualizing the expertise space. In Sprague Jr. RH, editor, Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Vol. 37. 2004. p. 585-594. CLUSR04
Huang, Zan ; Chen, Hsinchun ; Guo, Fei ; Xu, Jennifer Jie ; Wu, Soushan ; Chen, Wun Hwa. / Visualizing the expertise space. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. editor / R.H. Sprague Jr. Vol. 37 2004. pp. 585-594
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