Content and Knowledge Engineering
In 2010 the MSc program Content and Knowledge Engineering is offered for
the last time. No new enrolments are possible after Sept 2010.
The master Content and Knowledge Engineering (CKE)
addresses the full
range of topics in content and knowledge engineering. It approaches
applications of digital content and knowledge from an integrative
perspective. It emphasizes the integration of the technical side of
content management and processing with cognitive and social aspects.
In particular, CKE focuses on the whole life cycle of content - from
creation to adaptation - and the interaction with, and communication
processes between humans and computer systems within organizations. In
other words, technical aspects of digital media and ICT are covered, but
the focus is user-centered.
Special attention is paid to three core areas:
Content Management and Content Processing:
Modeling and representing
information for use in multimedia publications, making use of
exchange languages such as XML. Electronic document technology plays
here a central role. The topics mentioned are discussed within the
context of individual and enterprise-wide requirements and
- Cognition and Communication:
Cognitive, interactive and communicative
processes of users of information and knowledge systems will be
treated. In particular, the way in which knowledge is represented,
the way in which users and systems interact, and the course of the
communication between users with the aid of information technology
- Organization and Information:
both the developmental and use aspects
of information flow and work organizations are addressed, as well as
managing entry, updates, storage and distribution of information
within and between organizations.