440 Davis Court #1602
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March 14, 2000

03 00050 61 00031402

Mr. John Hogden
Los Alamos National Labatory
Street address; MS B265
Los Alamos, NM 87545

Subject:   Pattern Recognition for KM

Dear John,

CIC3 was cited through a Colloquium at Stanford that is organizing a knowledge management effort. The work you folks have underway may fit with some work I have done on managing chronologies, essentially the idea of integrating time and information, which is an innate cognitive process. I have a 12 year data base of daily history that is highly connected and arranged according to organic subject structures that segment chunks of context. This environment may support research your team is conducting on two points...

  1. We need to formulate automated means of generating subject structures that permit cross-fertilization of domains. I have a unique way of doing this, but it can be improved with the right kind of expertise.

  2. We need to develop algorithms for aligning new information with the existing record and updating existing connections. Again, I have a method of doing this, but it would be helpful to perform a continual update process. I don't' know if this is practical, but the data base I have makes it possible to investigate. If it can be done with a super computer, then it could be very helpful.

The general theory that explains my capability is set out in POIMS.

To give you an idea of what a connected record looks like, here is a record on Grove's management practice at Intel.

If I don't hear from you, good luck with your project.



Rod Welch