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What kind of knowledge do we need to represent?

The Insight-Centric Knowledge Model (ICKMOD) described in this publication is designed primarily to address the requirements of representing the key common knowledge of organizations. That knowledge bridges the gaps between (1) the knowledge of individuals (and their areas of specialization) … Continue reading

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The “dimensions” of representing practical knowledge

Representation of meaning is just one “dimension” of development and management of knowledge as explicit expression of meaning. An appropriate model for these processes requires at least three “dimensions” (or, perhaps, “aspects”): The Dimension of Meaning itself — Insights, Facts, … Continue reading

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Contracts, laws, policies and other forms of theft through words

Contractual agreements are an integral part of human activities. We make thousands of simple (and sometimes implicit) contractual agreements over the course of our lives. Most of us have extracted promises to do household chores from our children … in … Continue reading

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Let’s get practical — Part 2

Continuing a series of posts on practical suggestions for converting information into meaning. Initial capture of ideas and information I follow the practice of capturing information from sources (mostly online) and saving it in discrete, labeled chunks. I use a … Continue reading

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Incremental formalization

So, do we force everyone in the organization to study formal representation of knowledge and use spreadsheet-like tools or language-oriented programming tools whenever they speak or record an Insight? Of course not. (Although I will certainly be accused of proposing … Continue reading

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The Insight-Centric Knowledge Model — ICKMOD

The “Insight-Centric Knowledge Model” (ICKMOD) is my personal take on several key aspects of a model for representation of meaning. I expect disagreement from others — even on the basics. But it’s often easier to start by negotiating differences with … Continue reading

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Why turn information into meaning?

Why meaning? Simple: Because we don’t create value or solve problems until we turn information into meaning. That used to happen “naturally” in the sense that we used to have the time and motivation to consume and validate the truth … Continue reading

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