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Role of Expert System as a Knowledge Managment tool in water resource management


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Role of Expert System as a Knowledge Managment tool in water resource management

  1. 1. ITU Workshop on“ICT as an Enabler for Smart Water Management” (Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013) Expert Systems Role as a tool of Knowledge Management in Water Resource Management Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed Expert System Project Manager MCIT - Egypt ICT Trust FundLuxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013
  2. 2. Ministry of Communications and IT ICT Trust Fund Eng. Hoda Dahroug Regional DirectorLuxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 2
  3. 3. Background: Community Development Projects in: - Agriculture & Small businesses - Women empowerment - People With Disability - Youth, Employability - Civil Society - Knowledge for developmentLuxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 3
  4. 4. Background: We believe that Knowledge is power. We use Knowledge to empower the community (K4D). One of the most integral component in all our project is knowledge sharing and knowledge generation.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 4
  5. 5. ICT Trust Fund flagship service is,, the community development portals. It is a network of knowledge portals (over 100,000 websites and portals) in several field of Development.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 5
  6. 6. Kenanaonline empowers the community with Knowledge Management tools, services, training, and technical support to encourage them sharing their knowledges.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 6
  7. 7. Kenanaonline in Numbers - 2 millions visitors per month - Over 1 million published webpage - over 150,000 websites and portals - 40% of visitors from Egypt - 50% from Arab countriesLuxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 7
  8. 8. A network of over 400 websites and portals.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 8
  9. 9. Websites and Portals consists of: - General Authority of Fisheries Resources Dev. - Research centers from ARC. - NGOs working in Agriculture. - Hundereds of experts,practitioners, farmers..Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 9
  10. 10. What is the role of Knowledge Management in Water Resource Management.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 10
  11. 11. Water Management as in any other “Resource Management” needs good "Informative Decisions" to actually solve any problem.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 11
  12. 12. Decision Makers seek subject matter Experts Consultations to take informative decisions.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 12
  13. 13. A wider base of subject matter experts is required in order to take better decisions. Now the problem became clearer?!Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 13
  14. 14. The problem is: Experts are as scarce as water resources Experts Knowledge are as as valuable as water. So the Knowledge of the expert is what matter most! The solution: Knowledge ManagementLuxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 14
  15. 15. Why KM is crucial to Organization success? Prevent knowledge leakage from organizations due to; Retirement, turnover, and poor documentation. Knowledge sharing to eliminate duplication of efforts; saves time and money Reduce time required to build capacities in organizations.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 15
  16. 16. The Mission We need to capture Experts Knowledge! and avail it widely and openly accessible online for real time consultation.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 16
  17. 17. Capture Knowledge? Is it doable? Yes, Expert Systems are one of the essential tools for Knowledge Management. It depends on Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Acquisition Methodology.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 17
  18. 18. Challenges of Knowledge Capturing: Knowledge Acquisition methodology. Experts have no incentive to share their knowledges. Organizations lack Knowledge Management policies. Lack of tools for building Expert Systems.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 18
  19. 19. Expert System Project A Research project was held to answer these challenges and identify a sustainable model of building efficient Expert Systems. MCIT (Ministry of Communications and IT) IDRC (International Development Research Center) CLAES (Central Laboratory of Agriculture Expert System)Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 19
  20. 20. Pilot Expert systems
  21. 21. The Expert system gather input from the user in the form of questions to finally pinpoint the diagnosis of the problem.
  22. 22. We encourage Experts to addillustration photos for each answer
  23. 23. Expert system asks:What is the color of the root?
  24. 24. And gives illustration photo on demand to help user answer the question
  25. 25. The Expert system keeps onasking question...
  26. 26. Notice the list of diseases keeps narrowing as theuser answer more questions.
  27. 27. Till it reaches a final diagnosisbased on the input of the users.
  28. 28. Note: Eng. El Araby, a Pomegranate Expert, is not familiar with IT or Knowledge sharing. Total time invested in building this expert system is 8 hours. – 3 Hours Knowledge Acquisition Basics – 3 Hours Building Expert System Rules – 2 Hours Inserting illustration photosLuxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 32
  29. 29. Expert System Project Output A self paced training module on Knowledge Acquisition. Experts can learn from a multimedia CD how to build their own Expert System and publish it online.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 33
  30. 30. Online Expert System Service Develop an online service, an Expert System platform allowing, for the first time in the Arab world, the Experts to build their own Expert Systems.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 34
  31. 31. Knowledge Portals Service Organizations can manage knowledge generated by its stuff from articles, documents and expert systems, and aggregate all content under the organization knowledge portal.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 35
  32. 32. Expert System Keys of Success Easy to use, Arabic enabled tools. Multimedia Training CD. Ownership of the created knowledge belongs to the Experts. Support organizations to integrate KM in their structure and policies.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 36
  33. 33. Expert System for Water Resources Management Open invitation to Experts and Organizations to participate in building Expert Systems. Contact us for: Training and Technical Support Collaborating in a new project Sharing our research findings.Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 37
  34. 34. Contact us: Thanks :)Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 38
  35. 35. Conclusions and RecommendationsLuxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013 39