Deneen Consulting
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Walnut Creek, CA Zip

Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 15:10:35 -0800

Mr. Jack Park
Street address
Palo Alto, CA Zip

Subject:   Meeting Today with Pacific Consultants, IBM and SRI
Planning for Meeting on SDS Feb 28, 1100

[Responding to your letter today, February 23, 2001 to Rod Welch explaining role of SDS in 3-layer architecture.... ]

Nice work, Jack!

Link (1) has some additional illustrations about knowledge extraction from interactive graphics that may be of interest, link (2) about GeoVector, and link (3) is a web-based course about Knowledge Management (DM502) that may be helpful for others to share with at Stanford U on Monday.

Matt Conover and I, met John Murray and later Lee Iverson and Jim Spohrer in their offices yesterday. We briefly talked about and confirmed their interests of showcasing innovative technologies at the U.S. Olympics in Utah. So, follow-on meetings will discuss how to rapidly integrate a value-chain of innovative technologies in personal wireless devices and PDAs like Neil Scott's universal Total Access Port (TAP) including possible commerical versions of urban/land warrior, etc.

Software candidates under consideration are SDS/XTM/OHS/DKR, Digital-Earth and a GeoWeb of location-based services, Information-In-Place(s)/Worldboard, EOE and GeoVector ("Knowing where you are is good ... Knowing what you are looking at is even better."), etc.

I'm looking forward to your comments and suggestions.



John J. Deneen
InfoTelesys, Inc.

Copy to:

  1. Rod Welch,


  1. Natural Technologies for Knowledge Work: Information Visualization and Knowledge Extraction Ramana Rao (Founder & CEO) and Ralph H. Sprague, Jr. Inxight Software, Inc

    The two technologies described in this paper are about applying computation in ways that allow leveraging our natural abilities of vision, language, memory based on visual/spatial clues, and pattern recognition.

    • Information Visualization is about utilizing interactive graphics to present information and support interactions. By leveraging the strengths as well as respecting the constraints of our cognitive, perceptual, and motor systems, it is possible to support interaction with much larger amounts of information than possible with previous graphical interfaces.

    • Knowledge Extraction is about extracting attributes or structure from information objects (documents or datasets) or collections (e.g. corpora or databases) of the kind that we naturally use in sensemaking and in decisions about how we are going to use our time. This extracted information, often called metadata or even knowledge, is valuable in guiding access and use of the information and often for automating portions of the work.

  2. "Knowing where you are is good ... Knowing what you are looking at is even better."

  3. Sample of Web-based Course about Knowledge Management: School of Business Information Technology, RMIT University in Australia

    Other Web-based Courses