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Knowledge Design Patterns

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Knowledge Design Patterns

John Sowa announced these slides as:

Last week, I presented a 3-hour tutorial on Knowledge Design Patterns at the Semantic Technology Conference in San Francisco. Following are the slides:

The talk was presented on June 4, but these are the June 10th version of the slides. They include a few revisions and extensions, which I added to clarify some of the issues and to answer some of the questions that were asked during the presentation.

And John posted an outline of the 130 slides:

Outline of This Tutorial

1. What are knowledge design patterns?
2. Foundations of ontology.
3. Syllogisms, categorical and hypothetical.
4. Patterns of logic.
5. Combining logic and ontology.
6. Patterns of patterns of patterns.
7. Simplifying the user interface.

Particularly if you have never seen a Sowa presentation, take a look at the slides.

Knowledge Federation 2010: Self-Organizing Collective Mind

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Knowledge Federation 2010: Self-Organizing Collective Mind

The proceedings from the Second International Workshop on Knowledge Federation, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 3-6, 2010, edited by Dino Karabeg and Jack Park, have just appeared online.

Table of Contents


  1. The Praxis of Social Knowledge Federation
    Arnim Bleier, Patrick Jahnichen, Uta Schulze, Lutz Maicher
  2. Steps Towards a Federated Course Model
    Dino Karabeg

  3. On Nature and Control of Creativity: Tesla as a Case Study
    Dejan Rakovic
  4. Semiotic Perspective on Sensemaking Software and Consequences for Journalism
    Shiqin “Eddie” Choo
  5. Towards a Federated Framework for Self-evolving Educational Experience Design on Massive Scale (SEED-M)
    George Pór
  6. Context-Driven Social Network Visualisation: Case Wiki Co-Creation
    Jukka Huhtamaki, Jaakko Salonen, Jarno Marttila, Ossi Nykanen
  7. Boundary Infrastructures for Conversational Knowledge Federation
    Jack Park
  8. Combinatorial Inquiries into Knowledge Federation
    Karl F. Hebenstreit Jr.
  9. An Ark for the Exaflood Rushing upon Us
    Mei Lin Fung, Robert S. Stephenson
  10. Webbles: Programmable and Customizable Meme Media Objects in a Knowledge Federation Framework Environment on the Web
    Micke N. Kuwahara, Yuzuru Tanaka
  11. Causality in collective filtering
    Mario Paolucci, Stefano Picascia, Walter Quattrociocchi
  12. Images of knowledge. Interfaces for knowledge access in an epistemic transition
    Marco Quaggiotto
  13. New ecosystem in journalism: Decentralized newsrooms empowered by self-organized crowds
    Tanja Aitamurto

Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services NKOS

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services NKOS

From the website:

NKOS is devoted to the discussion of the functional and data model for enabling knowledge organization systems/services (KOS), such as classification systems, thesauri, gazetteers, and ontologies, as networked interactive information services to support the description and retrieval of diverse information resources through the Internet.

Knowledge Organization Systems/Services (KOS) model the underlying semantic structure of a domain. Embodied as Web-based services, they can facilitate resource discovery and retrieval. They act as semantic road maps and make possible a common orientation by indexers and future users (whether human or machine). — Douglas Tudhope, Traugott Koch, New Applications of Knowledge Organization Systems

A wide variety of resources that will interest anyone working with knowledge systems. I would expect any number of these to appear in future posts with comments or observations.