After reviewing several of the ICASIT.org Knowledge Management Case Studies, I
found the following three links that might be useful for "bootstrapping" our
* email thread management
* enterprise ontology, and
* an Ontology Editor that supports distributed, collaborative editing,
browsing and creation of Ontolingua ontologies.
1) Corporate Memories for Knowledge Management in Industrial Practice: Prospects
2) Overview of the Enterprise Ontology
3) The Ontology Editor is a tool that supports distributed, collaborative
editing, browsing and creation of Ontolingua ontologies.
Jack Park wrote:
> From: Henry van Eyken <email@example.com>
> > On threadmaster.
> > The thread, I feared - well, still do - may collapse under its own weight.
> > would be a pity. Some contributors appear to feel the same and have made
> > effort at condensing some of the ideas presented. And thgis led me to the
> > of persons interested in "taking charge" of a particular thread or related
> > threads to function as a threadmaster. The threadmaster would organize,
> > encourage, seek solutions to conundrums, seek external sources o
> > edit, etc. and eventually contribute a story to the Bootstrap site. That
> > would be consensual in the sense that authors in the thread are not
> > that they agree to how they have been represented, etc. One might say that
> > threadmaster, in the words of a famous contributor to this forum, turns
> > information into knowledge or, phrasing it along not too dissimilar a
> > makes information into a story for a better sticking to people's mental
> > Threadmasters would function one thread at a time and after completing a
> > (perhaps serve to bring out a modified version once in awhile) take a
> > rest to later get fired up again and put his/her experience to bear on
> > thread.
> > Isn't this the sort of thing that may make good discussion forums better,
> > widely useful discussion forums?
> > Henry
> For me, if for no-one else here, perhaps the most illuminating suggestion on
> this list has been Eric Armstrong's notion that IBIS can/should manage
> threads. I once poked out the idea that a Beadmaster was needed (Herman
> Hesse: _The Glass Bead Game_). I have recently suggested that what is also
> needed is a kind of central repository of words and their meanings (an
> ontology) such that all threads can remain 'on the same page', or, at least,
> drift from the page with complete visibility of the drift and its
> intentions. Threadmasters, it seems to me, is an idea that wants to find a
> common ground in all these suggestions.
> In another illuminating post here, Garold Johnson points out, very clearly,
> IMHO, some problems associated with a priori structure in a discussion
> space, and suggests continual refactoring as a means of at least controlling
> such issues.
> Get this: nbci.com is announcing (at least on TV) that they have something
> called QuikClick or words to that effect. The idea is this: click on any
> word and you get a popup with links to more information on that particular
> word (or phrase, whatever you have highlited).
> It seems to me that we are beginning to see evidence of a larger interest in
> an underlying ontology (even if it's not called that), thread management,
> and tools that implement such things.
> I am responding to this by working 'bottom up' in a long list of holliday
> email. It is conceivable that others have already responded to this thread.
> This morning promises to be an interesting one!
> Happy new year to all.
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