Producing Navigable Knowledge Organization with Knowledge Interaction

Richard Smiraglia, Jihee Beak


Knowledge interaction combines concept theory, instantiation theory, and the taxonomy of knowledge elements to suggest that knowledge organization systems might be used effectively to integrate different dimensional representations of information objects. Understanding knowledge structurally as well as semantically can lead to a variety of implementations that might provide temporal interfaces for understanding relationships among information objects that are not obviously semantically related. An experimental test-­‐bed would rely on the actual experience of working scholars. Preliminary results come from a case study of the works of one prolific New Testament scholar whose works are available in digital form. We see clearly the distance between the theological positions, sociological interpretive positions, and methodological positions, indicating three interacting intellectual poles in this scholar’s writing.

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