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Presented paper concerns a methodology of knowledge components management in a platform of knowledge integration using an ontological model of knowledge sources. Presented paper concerns a methodology of knowledge components management in a platform of knowledge integration using an ontological model of knowledge sources. System uses a web application that supports an integrated database from the Foundry Research Institute in Cracow and includes components of the latest publications, research projects and patents in the field of casting, forging and rolling, and the database of foundries and suppliers to the foundries. An additional advantage of this study was to develop an ontology based on the database for the application to build a knowledge base on the basis of the information gathered. To obtain Austempered Ductile Iron of specific mechanical properties, a number of parameters must be set. It is difficult to aggregate all needed information, without any decision support system, because adequate knowledge is mostly dispersed and unstructured. In the paper, we describe an architecture of the system that uses semantic technologies and business processes for management of knowledge about producing ADI. We present an architecture for a prototype environment and argue that using these technologies for management of diversified knowledge can benefit in several ways. Main advantages of using BPM tools are possibility of tracking the flow of the production process, as well as support for control of completeness of information. Semantic description of case studies and a domain ontology allow to pose semantic queries and reason over knowledge stored in the system.Keywords: Application of Information Technology to the Foundry Industry, Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI), Business Process Management Systems (BPMS), Semantic Wikis
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