Personal Knowledge Elaboration and Sharing: Presentation is Knowledge too
In this paper, we propose to consider the construction, elab- oration and sharing of \personal knowledge", as it is developed during an activity and at the same time sustains that activity. We distinguish three poles in personal knowledge: specic, generic and presentation knowl- edge. The elaboration process consists in the building of knowledge of each kind, but also in the circulation of information across them. The sharing of personal knowledge can concern all of only some of the three poles. Although the third pole (presentation) is the less formal, we never- theless claim that it deserves to be considered equally to the two others in the process. We then illustrate our approach in dierent kinds of activity involving the creation of personal knowledge, its use and its sharing with others. We nally discuss the consequences and the potential benets of our approaches in the more general domain of knowledge engineering.