Re: [unrev-II] Collaborative Discussion Tools

From: Grant Bowman (
Date: Sat Apr 14 2001 - 17:31:15 PDT

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    * Bernard Vatant <> [010414 14:07]:
    > 2. Creating ad-hoc folders for new objects - or presumed new -
    > reminds me of what I call the Open Directory syndrom.
    > [...]
    > I would be curious to know if other types of organization of
    > collaborative knowledge bases will lead to such constants? For
    > example, in building semantic graphs, do people converge towards a
    > mean incidence - that is the number of edges incident to a node -
    > around 7 maybe?
    > The discovery of existence of such scaling factors should be useful
    > to optimize the structuration of collaborative knowledge bases.

    Recognizing they exist may be very helpful, but using them to optimize
    seems unpredictable if applied a priori to "knowledge bases" which
    encompass more than one different level of optimization.

    These constants are sub-optimization attractors. We will need different
    constants for different contexts. This seems to make it more difficult
    to move constants from one system to another and presume the same
    scaling will exist. Each context will also need it's own measure for
    finding such constants.

    -- Grant Bowman                                   <>

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