3D Knowledge Base Design


VIT World Knowledge Base Project

Next Steps Overview Outline

Our Focus

  • How are we going to make the 3D Knowledge Base a useful tool?
  • How do we build a foundation upon which we can build?
  • How are we going to get from where we are and get to where we need to be?
  • How do we find, store, retrieve and analyze information quicker?

Short Term (2008)

  • Convert from MindManager to KnowledgeLink. – Complete – 1-11-08
  • Apply 18 weeks of update backlog of to KnowledgeLink File – Completed – 3-38-08.
  • Update the current 3D Knowledge Base Application to use the KnowledgeLink File.
  • Create a KnowledgeLink Read Only Application.
  • Add tagging to KnowledgeLink note file entries.
  • Link KnowledgeLink and the 3D Knowledge Base Tool so that the information can be accessed and updated from either the desktop or Second Life.
  • Create a simple version of the current 3D Knowledge base that allows individuals or a group to create their own mind maps in Second Life. Some are trying to do that already. Desi & Eloise have created one. An Italian groug is taking a similar approach to what they are taking.

Longer Term

  • Create a user-driven integrated collaborative collection and discussion platform. Its purpose is to bring together a verity of sources, such as email, wikies, web sites, networked mind maps, Virtual Worlds, blogs, social networks, forums, instant messaging that are of interest to a group of people.
  • Provide an environment for people to contribute, discuss and collaborate on information to create knowledge faster.
  • As users browse information sources and come across interesting articles, they can easily share them with the community by quickly clicking a button on their browser without leaving the page they’re on. The articles are added to the database for others to read and analyze. Users can add additional tags.
  • References for ideas
  • On Singularity: A user-driven news and discussion portal. OnSingularity.com is a community driven project that aims to make it easier to find news, blogs, and events that are of interest to the futurist community, and also to provide an outlet for writers and bloggers in the field to reach an audience quickly, and by doing so, encourage more contributions, discussions, and collaboration in the field. As users browse the Web and come across interesting articles, they can easily share them with the community by clicking a button on their browser toolbar (a bookmarklet) or by using the Google Reader plugin without leaving the page they’re on. The articles are listed on the site for other readers to read and vote on. The more votes an article gets, the longer it stays on the home page and the higher it moves up in the list. OnSingularity also facilitates questions and discussions where users can post a question to the community rather than an article, and have other users vote the question up and discuss it if it’s interesting to them.
  • Google To Become Open Source Science Repository. Google is said to be preparing to launch a massive repository of science data at research.google.com.
  • Delicious Integrated Into Yahoo Search Results. Yahoo is testing the integration of Delicious user generated bookmarks into Yahoo search results pages (Yahoo acquired Delicious in late 2005). Some users will see the Delicious icon as part of their normal search results, which tells them how many people have bookmarked those pages, as well as the tags people have supplied for those pages.
  • Create an Information storage database.
  • Knowledge Base Virtual Information Technologies
  • Categories Enabling Technologies, Nanotechnology
  • Reference Microscopic instruments, medical, cancer
  • Title & Summary Nanoparticles Enable Surgical Strikes against Cancer
  • Microscopic instruments that target only cancerous cells could replace less precise methods that also kill healthy tissue
  • In a bid to progress beyond the shotgun approach to fighting cancer—blasting malignant cells with toxic chemicals or radiation, which kills surrounding healthy cells in the process—researchers at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) are using nanotechnology to develop seek-and-destroy models to zero in on and dismantle tumors without damaging nearby normal tissue.
  • Store in a matrix format.
  • Track date entered into the database so the user can list the information added to the data base in date sequence.
  • Create a map creation application. The purpose of this is to have the information create the map. The mind map, either in a list format or map format, will be created based upon the tags the users enters into the search criteria of the map creation application. The following is an example of the information that would be stored in the database.
  • The new map can create a new database.
  • Use spellchecker like technology.
  • Separate the information from the map.
  • Each item in the notes section becomes a separate entry in the database with its own tags.
  • The entry of new information is a separate application that can be done from either the desktop, web or Second Life.
  • Each major node (mind map) has it own database.
  • The information creates the map based on the search criteria entered by the user.
  • Databases can be linked together and function as one.
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