You and Your Research

You and Your Research

Richard Hamming (yes, that Hamming)


The title of my talk is, “You and Your Research.” It is not about managing research, it is about how you individually do your research. I could give a talk on the other subject– but it’s not, it’s about you. I’m not talking about ordinary run-of-the-mill research; I’m talking about great research. And for the sake of describing great research I’ll occasionally say Nobel-Prize type of work. It doesn’t have to gain the Nobel Prize, but I mean those kinds of things which we perceive are significant things. Relativity, if you want, Shannon’s information theory, any number of outstanding theories– that’s the kind of thing I’m talking about.

I happened upon this quite by accident.

It may be known by every person in involved in topic maps, semantic web, ontology and similar work. Or not.

In any event, I think it is worth pointing out, even as repetition for some of you.

I think it has a great deal of relevance both for the development of topic map software as well as topic maps per se.

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