Mastering the Knowledge Manager Tool


  • Understanding the concept of ontology within a Systems Engineering project
  • Managing dictionaries, semantic clusters and conceptual models
  • Dealing with textual patterns
  • Importing knowledge from other sources
  • Understanding the concept of configuration management for knowledge bases
  • Real-time transformation of SysML models into ontologies


This course provides a deep review of the SMK – Systems Knowledge Manager - tool, and how users can model the system knowledge with the different features.

Participants will get the skills to perform the different activities to build an ontology, from different perspectives: organizational ontology, system knowledge base or modelling standards as libraries.

Pre-Requirements / Who should attend

  • Knowledge manager
  • Business analysts
  • Functional analysts
  • Project managers
  • Quality managers


  1. Introduction to SKM
  2. Dealing with a controlled vocabulary in SKM
  3. Classifying concepts:
    1. Semantic clusters
    2. System Conceptual models
  4. Textual patterns:
    1. Pattern definition
    2. Pattern formalization
  5. Importing knowledge:
    1. Importing knowledge from external sources
    2. Generating knowledge bases from textual requirements
  6. Knowledge libraries:
    1. Knowledge libraries
    2. External libraries to access SysML models in real-time
    3. Configuration management of libraries


Duration: 2 days

Timetable: from 9am to 6pm (a break for lunch and two more coffee breaks)


Elena Gallego. Leading Consultant at The REUSE Company


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