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KAW mailing list
Welcome to the KAW mailing list. This list was originally
established for information exchange between people participating
and/or interested in the knowledge acquisition workshops. These days,
the list has acquired a wider audience and it is now intended as a
general forum for reseachers interested in knowledge acquisition,
knowledge modelling, knowledge management, ontologies, semantic web
and so forth.
This list is a moderated, low traffic mailing list. It is mainly
used for announcements and calls for papers. Because of the large number
of recipients and its moderated nature, the list is not well-suited for
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