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Sharing Model Merge Subject Index Categories Topic Maps Context Mana
2403 - ..
2404 - Summary/Objective
240501 - Follow up ref SDS 83 0000. ref SDS 80 0000.
240503 - Morris feels that Welch records and subject index for new customers to
240504 - learn how SDS is used will do more harm than good. ref SDS 0 676F He
240505 - says that multi-level hierarchies are useful for subject indexing to
240506 - manage complexity, ref SDS 0 FE6Q, but take time to gain exerience
240507 - learning organic structures. ref SDS 0 2I7K Gary concurs that order
240508 - and time are critical ingredients of productivity, noting experience
240509 - makes subject indexing effective. ref SDS 0 DJ9J Order connecting
240510 - cause and effect yields the power of knowledge to control the future
240511 - under the locality principle, but often seems hopelessly lost due to
240512 - rising entropy. The irreversibility of time therefore requires
240513 - constant effort to manage complexity. Subject indexing makes command
240514 - and control of the work faster and easier than using other methods.
240515 - ref SDS 0 X73H Bill DeHart reported good results investing time to
240516 - learn the Welch subject index. ref SDS 0 7R4L Gary has proposed a
240517 - "refactor" role following the model of library management. ref SDS 0
240518 - HA8I Jack Park commented from long experience working with
240519 - hierarchies in topic maps, and publishing in the field. ref SDS 0 QM9I
240520 - He mentioned a presentation by Cliff Joslyn at SRI that may have
240521 - proposed processes to strengthen hierarchial subject indexing.
240522 - ref SDS 0 W955 Comments are requested on a paper scheduled for
240523 - presentation next year. ref SDS 0 PE5T
240525 - [On 060907 sent another letter to the team further
240526 - considering pros and cons giving people examples for using
240527 - the SDS subject index. ref SDS 85 QM9I
240534 - ..
2408 - Progress
240901 - Subject Index Multi-level Sharing Model Context Management Difficult
240902 - Sharing Model Context Management SDS Subject Index Multi-level
240904 - Follow up ref SDS 83 2I7K.
240906 - On 060831 a letter to Gary Johnson requested comments on advisability
240907 - of providing Rod's records and subject index to assist new users
240908 - learning about new functionality for context management and other
240909 - features. ref SDS 83 VP3W Sent copies to Morris, and to Jack Park who
240910 - is interested in ontologies. ref SDS 83 2I7K
240912 - ..
240913 - Received ref DRT 1 0001 from Morris commenting on the copy of a
240914 - letter, ref DIP 2 0001 to Gary submitted on 060831. ref SDS 83 2I7K
240916 - 1. As we discussed, it is hard to find a subject 5 levels down a
240917 - hierarchy if you don't have a lot of experience with the
240918 - hierarchy. People can think of things in a number of ways. (Is
240919 - this finance, purchases, Repairs, or service?). ref DRT 1 0001
240921 - ..
240922 - 2. Your hierarchy represents your experience in life. While very
240923 - useful, it has restrictions if you were running a restaurant,
240924 - and developing new menu items. (I'm sure you could justify
240925 - your current hierarchy, but would most likely find the user
240926 - having different first level categories). ref DRT 1 AR5O
240928 - [...see below Gary responds, and agrees with Morris'
240929 - analysis, ref SDS 0 DJ9J, saying this is a hopeless task.
240930 - ref SDS 0 JV6Y
240932 - ..
240933 - [...see below Morris further agrees with Gary's analysis.
240934 - ref SDS 0 676F
240936 - ..
240937 - [...below, Rod agrees that complex knowledge structures
240938 - take time to learn and acquire experience for people to
240939 - benefit who have not created the structure. ref SDS 0 M39L
240941 - ..
240942 - 3. Now, imagine a mortician using SDS to run his business.
240943 - Limited forward linking in that business. The Subject Index,
240944 - and usage would be quite different. ref DRT 1 QR6K
240946 - [...Mortician use case is considered below. ref SDS 0 2G4F
240949 - ..
240950 - Experience Improves Work Relieves Frustrations Cognitive Overhead
240952 - Background study on subject indexing is listed on 000810. ref SDS 40
240953 - CD9J
240955 - ..
240956 - Morris prepared SDS scope in his product development plan received on
240957 - 950221. ref SDS 13 0001 and included subject indexing. ref SDS 13 MT9F
240959 - ..
240960 - Previously, on 990524 Morris was not familiar with SDS mechanics for
240961 - finding critical details. Creating effective subject indexing seemed
240962 - beyond reach, i.e., "you never know how data will be used in the
240963 - future." ref SDS 28 BM89 Examples submitted clarified this issue.
240964 - ref SDS 28 BM6R Earlier, on 970116 Morris asked about fractionalized
240965 - subjects, ref SDS 22 XH32, which SDS manages with flexible, granular
240966 - divisions to create and apply organic subject structures, explained on
240967 - 890523. ref SDS 1 XT6O Benefits of organizing the work with organic
240968 - subject structures were listed on 960322. ref SDS 19 PX7F On 010425
240969 - Morris cited self-evident benefits of SDS support for finding
240970 - everything in the right place at the right time. ref SDS 52 EP7F On
240971 - 010924 he noted that nobody uses software like SDS for managing daily
240972 - work. ref SDS 56 XT5F
240974 - ..
240975 - Morris is correct that experience generally improves doing work. Help
240976 - wanted ads for janitors, farm hands, CEOs, truck drivers, scientists,
240977 - window washers all want two things: excellent communication skills and
240978 - experience. People like to work on familiar things in familiar ways,
240979 - noted by Andy Grove in his book, "Only the Paranoid Survive," reviewed
240980 - on 980307. ref SDS 26 3740 Experience makes work familiar under the
240981 - rule...
240983 - ..
240984 - Been there and done that!
240986 - ..
240987 - Experience relies on momentary memory of cause and effect that avoids
240988 - cognitive overhead investing time for thinking and study to acquire
240989 - understanding. People who have already "been there and done that" are
240990 - confident taking action will yield predictable results. Diligence
240991 - takes time to think, to study, to learn from gaining experience that
240992 - gets things done faster, better, cheaper, as set out in NWO.
240993 - ref OF 15 YH4L Cognitive overhead investing time for learning to save
240994 - time and money creates enormous frustration, ref OF 15 LH6K, compared
240995 - to simply reacting on sensory perception from situational awareness,
240996 - as explained in NWO. ref OF 14 08XX
240998 - ..
240999 - Deep levels of granular divisions in organic structures for a subject
241000 - index improve effectiveness, noted by Morris this morning, ref SDS 0
241001 - UT8H, but, necessarily take time to gain experience, illustrated by
241002 - Bill DeHart's explanation of learning to use the Welch subject index,
241003 - reported 970220. ref SDS 23 8448 After becoming familiar with the
241004 - hierarchy, Bill reported in a conference call on 000709 that SDS was
241005 - more effective than traditional methods for organizing the record to
241006 - manage daily work. ref SDS 38 0784 Motivation to study SDS was aided
241007 - by Bill's background as a project management professional at PG&E. He
241008 - had worked closely with SDS for several years. A meeting he attended
241009 - on 940901 showed a high level of customer satisfaction with his work
241010 - on a complex project supported by SDS. ref SDS 9 4920 Bill's boss
241011 - reported on 941130 that PG&E department managers and engineers
241012 - commended work supported by SDS. ref SDS 10 0003 Another meeting on
241013 - 941208 confirmed customer satisfaction had increased. ref SDS 11 8841
241014 - So, while learning is always a little frustrating, experiences
241015 - improving work builds confidence that investing time for cognitive
241016 - overhead to study and acquire experience navigating the subject index
241017 - is a worthwhile investment for saving time and money. Without
241018 - confidence in benefits, investing time studying the subject index can
241019 - seem like unnecessary overkill.
241021 - ..
241022 - Inexperience navigating complexity makes organization seem hopeless,
241023 - causing anger and frustration, noted later today by Gary, ref SDS 0
241024 - JV6Y, like trying to find a document on the computer, reported on
241025 - 960406, ref SDS 20 0218, a book in the library, or pressing buttons
241026 - for "Skill Based Routing" on the telephone.
241028 - ..
241029 - Sharing models for complex hierarchies arise from hiring experienced
241030 - people to help people less experienced solve problems finding things,
241031 - which Morris presents today. ref SDS 0 2I7K
241033 - ..
241034 - Secretaries help people find documents because they have experience
241035 - filing papers in hierarchies of folders, drawers, and cabinets, e.g.,
241036 - on 960406, ref SDS 20 V85I, and more recently on 031211. ref SDS 68
241037 - 5B96
241039 - ..
241040 - Librarians experienced with hierarchy for storing documents help
241041 - customers find documents for the subject they want. Sales clerks at
241042 - Macy's helps customers find the right department in the hierarchy for
241043 - thousands products.
241045 - [...below, Rod agrees that complex knowledge structures
241046 - take time to learn and acquire experience for people to
241047 - benefit who have not created the structure. ref SDS 0 M39L
241049 - ..
241050 - [On 060907 Gary Johnson credits 3-card catalog library
241051 - methods for applying multiple hierarchy data structures.
241052 - ref SDS 85 2Y7J
241054 - ..
241055 - Morris recommended against including the Welch subject index and diary
241056 - as examples of how to use the SDS program, discussed in the letter to
241057 - Gary on 060831 that reviews....
241059 - Sharing subject indexes............. ref SDS 83 2I7K
241061 - Distribute Welch SI with
241062 - program given to customers.......... ref SDS 83 VP3W
241064 - ..
241065 - Sharing subject indexes is
241066 - very hard like constructing a
241067 - useful index for Help using
241068 - software programs.................... ref SDS 83 VP6V
241070 - ..
241071 - Frustration, anger, and feeling hopeless learning complex organic
241072 - structure of knowledge in the subject index is exceeded only by anger,
241073 - loss, conflict, crisis, and calamity that follows from failure to gain
241074 - command and control of complexity, reported yesterday on 060904,
241075 - ref SDS 84 GD79, and citing laws of nature that cannot be ignored on
241076 - 040312. ref SDS 84 QQ5M The case study on 020504 shows problems that
241077 - ensue when people fail to make connections in the record. ref SDS 62
241078 - NS6F Morris has often commented on how people point fingers in
241079 - accusation and blame that reduces productivity of meetings and hampers
241080 - teamwork. The study on 020217 shows many people get frustrated
241081 - because nobody can point to contextually relevant history. ref SDS 61
241082 - TT3F
241086 - ..
241087 - Life Experience Varies within Commonalities Illustrated by Libraries
241088 - Morticians Organize Work Same Process Engineering Education Etc...
241089 - Subject Index Managers All Relational Hierarchial Associations
241091 - Morris' general point that everyone has unique experience which limits
241092 - sharing subjects, classifications, and topics in common, ref SDS 0
241093 - UT8H, can be considered with the use case presented on 890523 that
241094 - sets out relational and hierarchial associations which might flow from
241095 - a picture of a countryside. ref SDS 1 G14K
241097 - ..
241098 - "Mortician" use case cited by Morris, ref SDS 0 VD4S, benefits from
241099 - SDS, because everyone needs order, structure, and pattern in their
241100 - work, as set out on 890523 explaining the subject index, ref SDS 1
241101 - LU55, so that everything is in the right place at the right time, as
241102 - Morris noted on 010425. ref SDS 52 EP7F
241104 - [...below, addressed the mortician use case in a
241105 - response to the team. ref SDS 0 PU4Y
241107 - ..
241108 - Contact accounts in the Subject Index fit mortuary requirements to
241109 - support repeat busienss. Every business has common accounts for
241110 - facilities, equipment, furnishings, and services. All businesses have
241111 - meetings, calls, and documents. The SDS Subject index gives people
241112 - better command and control of work, as set out in POIMS. ref OF 7 1113
241113 - The example in the record on 890523 may help grasp this capability
241114 - without having experience using it. ref SDS 1 G15G
Sharing Model Merge Subject Index Categories Topic Maps Context Mana
5004 - 1627
500501 - ..
500502 - Gary Comments on Morris' Concern about Complex Subject Indexing
500503 - Hopeless Task Using Multi-level Subject Index
500504 - Multi-level Subject Index Sharing Difficult Gary's Experience
500506 - Follow up ref SDS 83 2I7K.
500508 - Received copy of ref DRT 2 0001 from Gary responding to Morris'
500509 - letter, per above. ref SDS 0 2I7K Gary sent a copy to Jack.
500511 - 1. I certainly agree that deep hierarchies are a problem, and that
500512 - hierarchies differ dramatically from one enterprise to another.
500513 - ref DRT 2 0001
500515 - ..
500516 - 2. These are some of the issues that the ontology people wrestle
500517 - with in trying to develop a working structure for knowledge
500518 - that can be used as a base in some Community of Practice. It
500519 - isn't an easy job. So far as I know, nobody has succeeded more
500520 - than a little, and I doubt that even the technical successes
500521 - ever obtained broad agreement in the community addressed.
500522 - ref DRT 2 9O5L
500524 - [...see below Morris agrees with Gary's analysis.
500525 - ref SDS 0 676F
500527 - ..
500528 - [On 060907 Gary discussed design criteria for subject index
500529 - and topic maps to organize the work with multi-level
500530 - hierarchies, cross-referencing, outlining, replication,
500531 - etc. ref SDS 85 NU8H; provides a good summary listing.
500532 - ref SDS 85 IB6Q
500534 - ..
500535 - [On 060907 Cliff Joslyn at LANL describes data structures
500536 - (DAGs), including hierarchies, ref SDS 85 2E4H,
500537 - cross-referencing, and networks. ref SDS 85 557P
500539 - ..
500540 - 3. Trying to do anything more than a top level structure in common
500541 - is a hopeless task. For SDS it *might* be possible to manage 2
500542 - - 3 levels in a specific area of application, and examples for
500543 - others. ref DRT 2 QO6J
500545 - ..
500546 - [...see below, Rod responds to feelings Morris and Gary
500547 - present on difficulty improving management, because people
500548 - have given up on communication. ref SDS 0 M39L
500550 - ..
500551 - [On 070125 Gary described advantages of SDS subject
500552 - indexing. ref SDS 86 YP7N
500554 - ..
500555 - Gary agrees with Morris' initial letter that granular division of
500556 - organic, multi-level indexing to save time requires study, experience,
500557 - and a lot of hard work for effective application. ref SDS 0 2I7K
500558 - Review showed that familiarity from experience makes most tasks faster
500559 - and easier. ref SDS 0 VE8K Bill DeHart's report on 970220 that he
500560 - learned to use the Welch subject index illustrates benefits of study
500561 - and experience. ref SDS 23 8448 Cognitive overhead investing time for
500562 - study to learn is a constant challenge on the job, explained in NWO.
500563 - ref OF 15 LH6K
500565 - [On 060907 Gary reports the task of context management is
500566 - huge, and he has not seen a good incremental approach.
500567 - ref SDS 85 FH9L
500569 - ..
500570 - Research on 040312 indicates that order deterioates into rising
500571 - entropy without adding energy to connect cause and effect that yields
500572 - the power of knowledge. ref SDS 70 L22S People need order associating
500573 - cause and effect in the subject index to control the work. USAFIT
500574 - study reviewed on 970707 shows that all management systems fail on big
500575 - projects. ref SDS 25 0108 Study on 020504 supports failure to comply
500576 - with good management without command and control of the microcosm.
500577 - ref SDS 62 NS6F
500579 - ..
500580 - On 011006 Gary reported that improving management in big organizations
500581 - and on large projects is a hopeless task. ref SDS 57 G46I Earlier on
500582 - 010719 Gary cited similar concerns that big organizations stifle
500583 - innovation. ref SDS 54 YR9J On 020820 Murray Altheim indicated that
500584 - finding contextually relevant details in 10 seconds was hopeless
500585 - beyond reach using conventional methods for contructing links that
500586 - verify accuracy and expand span of attention. ref SDS 64 O1QQ
500588 - ..
500589 - On 960406 Millie reported that finding critical details in a big law
500590 - firm paid huge amounts of money to manage the record for clients is an
500591 - overwhelming task that makes competent people seem helpless.
500592 - ref SDS 20 5922 Morris said that everybody has the same problem
500593 - trying to find critical details when needed. ref SDS 20 4249
500595 - ..
500596 - Jack Park in a letter on 000331 proposed solving the problem with
500597 - ontology. ref SDS 34 2173 At that time, requirements for uniformity
500598 - at the primary level of the subject index were presented that ease the
500599 - learning curve somewhat. ref SDS 34 TS64
500601 - ..
500602 - Research considering subject indexing is listed on 000810. ref SDS 40
500603 - CD9J
500607 - ..
500608 - Refractor Organize Intelligence Support Make Sense of Complexity
500610 - Gary's letter continues...
500612 - 4. One of the things that causes difficulties is that the
500613 - hierarchy changes as people become more knowledgeable and work
500614 - with it. Refactoring seems to be needed for any living
500615 - knowledge system, and that is often not an easy task.
500616 - ref DRT 2 0U6O
500618 - ..
500619 - Would be helpful to get published authority for scope of work to
500620 - "refractor," and how this compares with "organizing" the record in SDS
500621 - under the 8 steps listed in POIMS. ref OF 6 QZ4K "Organize" is part
500622 - of intelligence support, also, specified in POIMS. ref OF 3 0367
500624 - ..
500625 - Is there a record of work that demonstrates application, meaning,
500626 - utility, and effectiveness of refractoring in relation to the scope of
500627 - intelligence support, as defined in NWO? ref OF 13 A56M
500629 - ..
500630 - A study in SDS shows...
500632 - Gary describes organizing
500633 - information in object oriented
500634 - design............................ 001222, ref SDS 48 I53M
500636 - ..
500637 - Software engineering practices
500638 - developing requirements and
500639 - specifications.................... 001222, ref SDS 48 AK9I
500641 - ..
500642 - Refractoring to maintain
500643 - alignment that avoides meaning
500644 - drift............................. 011222, ref SDS 58 YR9K
500646 - ..
500647 - Refractoring browser enhances
500648 - source code editor to collect
500649 - and organize code into a better
500650 - structure........................ 020618, ref SDS 63 QSQS
500654 - ..
500655 - Conventional Solutions Totally Inadequate
500657 - Gary's letter continues...
500659 - 5. Having said that, using conventional filing systems (paper or
500660 - electronic) where there is nothing but a single primary index
500661 - is totally inadequate. The 3-way library card catalog
500662 - (alphabetically within title, author, subject then file by
500663 - Dewey decimal number) is one of the few indexing systems I have
500664 - seen that offers more than 1 dimension. The index *has* to be
500665 - separate from the data to be useful. Database systems provide
500666 - some of the needed capability, but it is often poorly used.
500667 - ref DRT 2 6V7K
500669 - ..
500670 - Gary presents a dilemma: SDS is too complex, and everything else is
500671 - inadequate, noted previously in Gary's letter on 011006. ref SDS 57
500672 - O99K Gary's explanation today of weaknesses in conventional methods
500673 - commonly applied on the job indicates little progress on the goal
500674 - Vanniver Bush presented in 1945 for technology to augment intelligence
500675 - managing the record of daily work, reviewed on 960304. ref SDS 17 L47F
500676 - This was underscored by Millie's report a month later on 960406.
500677 - ref SDS 20 5922 Later that day on 960406 Morris confirmed Gary's
500678 - feeling today that organizing the work for getting things done is a
500679 - universal problem. ref SDS 20 4249
500681 - [On 060907 Gary cites advantages of library work using
500682 - 3-card catalog methods to organize complex documents with
500683 - multiple hierarchies. ref SDS 85 IA8Y
500685 - ..
500686 - Therefore the threshold question is whether meaningful, routine
500687 - subject indexing can be constructed and used to improve the work, by,
500688 - as Drucker, phrases it, "routinizing" cognitive science, reviewed on
500689 - 991025? ref SDS 30 0785
500691 - ..
500692 - Librarians "refractor" books - assign subjects, write up library index
500693 - cards, and organize books on the shelves in the order of the index
500694 - system. Front-end investment pays off when customers ask where to
500695 - find a book? Librarian work role may offer clues to use SDS organic
500696 - structure for subjects to support finding specific content in a book,
500697 - letter, report, specification, record of meeting, call, seminar, email
500698 - that fits a particular context for saving lives, time, and money. On
500699 - 010425 Morris cited self-evident benefits putting everything in the
500700 - right place at the right time. ref SDS 52 EP7F
500702 - [...see below Morris explains task to "catelog" the record that
500703 - organizes an order that enables people to work efficiently.
500704 - ref SDS 0 844M
500706 - ..
500707 - POIMS lists 8 steps for using SDS. ref OF 6 685K The second step is
500708 - to organize the record like a librarian or an engineer setting up a
500709 - WBS. ref OF 6 QZ4K This practice was originally developed to explain
500710 - flexible structure on 890523. ref SDS 1 G15G The record on 970406
500711 - illustrates how setting up WBS that can be applied in the subject
500712 - index. ref SDS 24 0001 Work on 981009 implemented WBS practices again
500713 - for the Moscone project. ref SDS 27 2845
500715 - ..
500716 - Recently, on 060823 Gary sent a copy of a letter notifying of plans
500717 - for a book on Doug Engelbart that would present his ideas for a new
500718 - work role to perform librarian tasks organizing the record,
500719 - ref SDS 82 698T, and possibly some of the "refractoring" that Gary
500720 - presents today. ref SDS 0 JV7T
500722 - ..
500723 - An example of considerations setting up relational and hierarchial
500724 - associations with accounts in the subject index for a major project is
500725 - reported on 940827, ref SDS 8 007R, and citing earlier review on
500726 - 890523 explaining the processes of organizing daily work, based on a
500727 - simple use case of a picture. ref SDS 1 G14K
500729 - ..
500730 - SDS support therefore seems unique, and so requires examples to show
500731 - people work product, and illustrate functionality.
Subject Index Organic Structure Needs Correlation Refractor Maintain
7804 - 1942
780501 - ..
780502 - Multiple Views Context Management Support Subject Index Very Good
780503 - Difficulty Multi-level Hierarchy Subject Index Don't Distribute
780505 - Received copy of letter, ref DRT 3 0001, from Morris to Gary at
780506 - Boeing, and responding to Gary's letter per above. ref SDS 0 DJ9J
780508 - 1. I agree. That is why I suggested Rod not include his
780509 - hierarchy. I feel it would cause more harm than good as people
780510 - move around, and pick classifications. I also feel a subject
780511 - index is organic, and a great need is to correlate it over
780512 - time. People tend to drift to new ways of looking at the data,
780513 - and classifications drift over time. ref DRT 3 0001
780515 - [...see below, Rod responds to Morris. ref SDS 0 M39L
780517 - ..
780518 - The record on 960322 explains organic structure "drifts" over time, as
780519 - Morris describes today, and therefore presents a risk management
780520 - requirement to maintain order, structure, and patterns of consistent
780521 - use, rather than despair that accuracy is beyond reach because life is
780522 - complex. ref SDS 19 W15K
780524 - ..
780525 - Examples using the Welch subject index will help some customers, and
780526 - everyone else can ignore it, until such time as their practice evolves
780527 - to need the help, and then they can be helped, as Morris described
780528 - occurs with the Microsoft hierarchial Help system for Word, Outlook,
780529 - Excel, Powerpoint, etc., reported on 060831. ref SDS 83 VP6V
780531 - ..
780532 - Microsoft and other vendors offer useful tools to construct flow
780533 - diagrams for networks and work breakdown structures (WBS) that help
780534 - people analyse complex projects and plan for getting things done. On
780535 - 020108 Morris compared the SDS subject index to a WBS methodology,
780536 - ref SDS 59 GA9J, which reflects POIMS requirements, ref OF 6 1232,
780537 - explained in a meeting with Morris on 970116, ref SDS 22 IP41, citing
780538 - earlier analysis on 890523. ref SDS 1 LU55
780540 - ..
780541 - It seems doubtful that anyone would object to Microsoft giving people
780542 - examples of schedules and work breakdown structures for simple and
780543 - complex projects in order to demonstrate what the tools can do to help
780544 - customers manage simple and complex projects.
780546 - ..
780547 - Morris' letter to the team continues...
780549 - 2. Multiple views or portals on the same data are very good. I
780550 - feel this is a manual process in the current SDS, and the
780551 - quality is only as good as the cataloger. ref DRT 3 LW6G
780553 - [...subject index supports a manual process for making
780554 - sense of complexity; SDS tools aid productivity "tending a
780555 - garden of knowledge," similar to farmer using tools to
780556 - plant, manage, and harvest a big crop of cabbage, corn,
780557 - wheat, spinich, etc. ref SDS 0 FF4W
780559 - ..
780560 - Morris restates in his letter today self-evident benefits of precision
780561 - access to save time and improve accuracy to solve common problems
780562 - Millie reported on 960406, and which Morris noted are universal, per
780563 - above, ref SDS 0 HZ5L On 010425 he described cateloging everything
780564 - positioned in the right place at the right time. ref SDS 52 EP7F
780566 - ..
780567 - Morris said people need an organic index with multiple views to
780568 - facilitate precision access, and this requires a skilled cateloger to
780569 - maintain classifications over time. "Libriarian" is a long standing
780570 - role for doing this work, discussed earlier today, per above.
780571 - ref SDS 0 HA8I
780573 - ..
780574 - Why? ............................ ref SDS 0 SE4N
780576 - ..
780577 - Morris does not get to this question.
780579 - ..
780580 - Review on 040312 of Schombert lectures presenting 21st century science
780581 - covered the irreversibility of time that drives a continuous process
780582 - of rising entropy under the 2nd law of thermodynamics. ref SDS 70 L22S
780583 - Thus, if there is no energy added to organize and connect information
780584 - then knowledge of predictability dissipates, illustrated by high
780585 - profile cases listed on 060904. ref SDS 84 GD79
780587 - ..
780588 - What then does the cateloger do?
780590 - ..
780591 - In one of many perspectives, the cateloger uses tools to perform tasks
780592 - that seem hopeless and beyond reach, per above, ref SDS 0 JV6Y, that
780593 - position the team to get things done correctly and on time, which is
780594 - otherwise hopeless and beyond reach under the 2nd law of
780595 - thermodynamics, reported on 040312. ref SDS 71 XW4O
780597 - ..
780598 - Does the cateloger perform library tasks, discussed by Gary in his
780599 - letter today, per above, ref SDS 0 JV8P, and presented in a letter on
780600 - 060823 citing the need for new work role to write up the record, and
780601 - organize the work? ref SDS 82 698T Does cateloging include any
780602 - "refractoring," also, mentioned by Gary, per above? ref SDS 0 JV7T
780604 - ..
780605 - How do cateloging, library tasks, and refractoring relate to the
780606 - scope for intelligence support presented in NWO, ref OF 13 A56M, that
780607 - is performed by an analyst further set out in NWO? ref OF 13 T19F
780609 - ..
780610 - Science seeks order for predictability to control the future, reviewed
780611 - on 040312, ref SDS 70 RP6K, and discussed yesterday on using SDS to
780612 - improve study and learning for students. ref SDS 84 GD72
780614 - ..
780615 - The cateloger, analyst, librarian and so on add energy to maintain
780616 - order in the organic structure of context makes the SDS subject index
780617 - useful for finding critical details and for discovering correlations,
780618 - implications, and nuance in the pattern of cause and effect that
780619 - yields the power of knowledge under the locality principle that drives
780620 - the 2nd law of thermodynamics under the irreversibility of time,
780621 - reviewed on 040312, ref SDS 70 L22S,
780623 - ..
780624 - Morris feels the SDS record is organized with a manual process.
780625 - ref SDS 0 ML8N
780627 - ..
780628 - There are about 2,000,000 accounts with multiple views recommended by
780629 - Morris, ref SDS 0 ML8N, in the Welch subject index.
780631 - [...subject index supports a manual process for making
780632 - sense of complexity; SDS tools aid productivity "tending a
780633 - garden of knowledge," similar to farmer using tools to
780634 - plant, manage, and harvest a big crop of cabbage, corn,
780635 - wheat, spinich, etc. ref SDS 0 FF4W
Install.exe SDS Setup.exe Scope Distribute SDS Program to Customers
Hopeless Ontology Knowlege Structures Multi-level Hierarchy Subject
A105 - 2002
A10601 - ..
A10602 - Giving Up on Communication Context Management Too Complex to Improve
A10603 - Hopeless Context Management Hard Work Create Knowledge Structures
A10604 - Welch Subject Index Demonstrates to Customers Use of Subject Index
A10606 - Submitted ref DIT 1 0001 responding to Morris' letter received above,
A10607 - ref SDS 0 676F, and commenting on Gary's letter, also, ref SDS 0 DJ9J,
A10608 - and sent copy to Jack for reference.
A10610 - ..
A10611 - Letter to Morris, Gary, and Jack says...
A10613 - 1. Thanks for commenting on advisability of providing Rod's SDS
A10614 - subject index to customers. ref DIT 1 0001 Many good points
A10615 - presented today support Drucker's observation that people have
A10616 - given up on communication because complexity makes managing
A10617 - context a lot of hard work, reviewed on 931130. ref SDS 6 3851
A10618 - Gary and Morris agree with the article reviewed on 910418 that
A10619 - subjecting indexing is hard work. ref SDS 2 5584
A10621 - [On 060907 sent another letter to the team further
A10622 - considering pros and cons of providing users examples for
A10623 - using the SDS subject index. ref SDS 85 QM9I
A10625 - ..
A10626 - Morris feels helping people learn subject indexing by providing the
A10627 - Welch subject index to illustrate functionality and processes that
A10628 - maintain order in the organic structure of knowledge will do more harm
A10629 - than good, ref SDS 0 2I7K, and Gary feels that trying to use a subject
A10630 - index below 2 or 3 levels of hierarchy is a hopeless task. ref SDS 0
A10631 - JV6Y
A10633 - ..
A10634 - Letter to Morris, Gary, and Jack continues...
A10636 - 2. Byte editors restated analysis on 890523. ref SDS 1 SQ5L which
A10637 - Morris restated on 970116. ref SDS 22 3109 Jack said the same
A10638 - thing, ref DIT 1 MW6O, that knowledge representation for
A10639 - context management is a Pandora's Box of complexity, in his
A10640 - letter on 000221. ref SDS 32 L58O
A10642 - ..
A10643 - The record on 960322 develops issues and solutions to subject
A10644 - indexing. ref SDS 19 7749 Background on SDS subject indexing is
A10645 - summarized on 000810. ref SDS 40 CD9J
A10647 - [On 060907 Gary reports the task of context management is
A10648 - huge, and he has not seen a good incremental approach.
A10649 - ref SDS 85 FH9L
A10651 - ..
A10652 - Professional literature aligns with feeling that organizing the record
A10653 - to create trails of association called out in 1945 by Vannevar Bush,
A10654 - reviewed on 960304, ref SDS 17 H68K, can seem hopeless, per above,
A10655 - ref SDS 0 4T4G, because complexity of big projects and organizations
A10656 - overwhelms people on the job using conventional tools, and takes time
A10657 - to gain experience using knowledge structures in the Subject Index
A10658 - that makes command and control of the work fast and easy, per above.
A10659 - ref SDS 0 VE8K
A10661 - ..
A10662 - Discussion with Morris on 970116 explained how evolving perspectives
A10663 - view subjects differently at different times, ref SDS 22 QF5L, citing
A10664 - POIMS. ref OF 3 0561
Natural Organic Structures Subject Index Context Granular Divisions
AU0401 - ..
AU0402 - Granular Divisions Organic Structures of Context in Subject Index
AU0403 - Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Accounting Natural Organic Structures
AU0404 - Natural Structures Help People Organize Work for Precision Access
AU0407 - 3. Gary has pointed out that people have addressed this problem
AU0408 - effectively, though not perfectly, with standards. PMBOK and
AU0409 - ISO, reviewed on 950721 provide organic structure for
AU0410 - management. ref SDS 16 4109 Federal, state and local codes
AU0411 - provide a hierarchy for organizing and reporting work against
AU0412 - applicable laws. ref DIT 1 NY7N
AU0414 - ..
AU0415 - 4. Similarly company policies are often structured in some way or
AU0416 - another. It doesn't matter what the structure might be, it
AU0417 - provides a way to represent activity that seems important to
AU0418 - the organization. ref DIT 1 0Z8K Health care is another field
AU0419 - that has an established organization based on human biology.
AU0420 - Similarly, cost accounts and schedules provide structures that
AU0421 - are readily applied with SDS. So, too, a book table of
AU0422 - contents provides organizing structure to enable a new way of
AU0423 - working "reading."
AU0425 - ..
AU0426 - As noted above, on 020108 Morris cited work breakdown structure (WBS)
AU0427 - methods to explain the SDS subject index. ref SDS 59 GA9J
AU0429 - ..
AU0430 - Background on SDS subject indexing is listed on 000810. ref SDS 40
AU0431 - CD9J
AU0433 - ..
AU0434 - On 960322 natural control criteria are listed that make good organic
AU0435 - structures for the subject index, ref SDS 19 FG4M, that provide
AU0436 - granular divisions to increase command and control of daily work.
AU0437 - ref SDS 19 PX7F As noted above, natural organizing criteria was cited
AU0438 - in a letter to Jack on 000331, when he discussed ontologies to
AU0439 - organize the work. ref SDS 34 M43M
AU0441 - ..
AU0442 - Scope using organic knowledge structures for managing context is
AU0443 - further discussed in the record on 890523, ref SDS 1 XT6O, including
AU0444 - an explanation of miltiple levels that are often overlooked in
AU0445 - conventional methods. ref SDS 1 428F
Procedures Subject Index Paragraph Knowledge Representation Paragrap
Subject Index SDS Records Welch Experience Illustrates How SDS Funct
BK0501 - ..
BK0502 - Procedures Subject Index Paragraph Knowledge Representation
BK0503 - Paragraph Organic Structure Context Who Cares About Whats the Subject
BK0504 - Subject Index Who Cares About Finding Details Understanding Causation
BK0505 - What's the Subject for a Paragraph Fit Natural Structure Nobody Cares
BK0508 - Letter to Morris, Gary, and Jack continues...
BK0510 - ..
BK0511 - 5. Of course these are all primary levels, essentially level 2 or
BK0512 - 3 in Rod's SI. ref DIT 1 OZ9J Gary notes that organic
BK0513 - structure below commonly accepted primary levels quickly
BK0514 - becomes problematic figuring out structure for data and
BK0515 - information at the sentence and paragraph level that is
BK0516 - typically not tracked. ref SDS 0 DJ9J What for example is the
BK0517 - subject for this paragraph?
BK0519 - ..
BK0520 - Again, Gary underscores Morris' point that multi-level indexing is
BK0521 - hard work. ref SDS 0 2I7K On 000307, research by the SRI team working
BK0522 - on OHS/DKR project found that Knowledge Management, which includes the
BK0523 - organic structure of context, more commonly called filing, is a lot of
BK0524 - hard work. ref SDS 33 767G
BK0526 - ..
BK0527 - What is the purpose of doing this hard work at the paragraph level?
BK0528 - Why not just put the whole thing in one place, like the lawyer who put
BK0529 - his important document in the "fax" directory folder on 960406?
BK0530 - ref SDS 20 0218
BK0532 - ..
BK0533 - Some might ask...
BK0535 - Who cares about alignment?
BK0536 - Does anybody care about meaning and subjects?
BK0538 - ..
BK0539 - Others might simply say...
BK0541 - I don't care about accuracy?
BK0542 - Nobody cares about correlations, implications, and nuance!
BK0544 - ...that form "meaning" of a paragraph in the context of complex
BK0545 - communication, so why bother figuring out the "subject" by associating
BK0546 - cause and effect?
BK0548 - ..
BK0549 - That's what the people said in the meeting when the engineer asked
BK0550 - about a paragraph on defective joints for the space shuttle in 1986,
BK0551 - reviewed on 921021. ref SDS 4 4499 That's what Ken Lay said when
BK0552 - asked about a paragraph that said Fastow's accounts added up to fraud,
BK0553 - reviewed on 020204. ref SDS 60 0001 Nobody cared in the meeting about
BK0554 - a paragraph in an email saying loose insulation was found on the space
BK0555 - shuttle in 2004, reviewed on 030826. ref SDS 67 8K4G
BK0559 - ..
BK0560 - Subject Index Order Cause Effect Meaning Yields Power of Knowledge
BK0561 - Headlines Summarize Meaning Construct Order Cause Effect Subject Index
BK0562 - Command Control Microcosm Inconsequential Details Controls Big Picture
BK0564 - Subjects for paragraphs and groups of paragraphs provides granular
BK0565 - context management that complements explicit links using granular
BK0566 - addressability for precision access, so that everything is in the
BK0567 - right place at the right time. see NWO. ref OF 13 5H4J
BK0569 - ..
BK0570 - Context and meaning at the paragraph level is tracked for command and
BK0571 - control of the work to accomplish objectives, requirements, and
BK0572 - commitments on time and within budget. Since USAFIT reported in a
BK0573 - study that management degrades to entropy, it should not be suprising
BK0574 - that command and control of complexity is hard work, like the little
BK0575 - Dutch boy putting his fingers in the leaks to save the dike. On
BK0576 - 921127 Morris described frustrations when small, inconsequential
BK0577 - details make proactive management seem like unnecessary overkill, but
BK0578 - later explode into major problems when the dike fails and people are
BK0579 - killed. ref SDS 5 0674 Schedules and budgets routinely fail, because
BK0580 - positioning everything in the right place at the right time seems
BK0581 - hopelessly beyond reach using tools and practices everybody likes,
BK0582 - noted by Morris later on 010425. ref SDS 52 EP7F On 011006 Gary asked
BK0583 - why big projects devolve toward entroyp again, and again, and again.
BK0584 - ref SDS 57 O99K
BK0586 - ..
BK0587 - Review at that time, on 011006 showed that failure to add intelligence
BK0588 - prevents complementary work, and instead causes conflicting efforts,
BK0589 - and continual bumbling, loss, crisis, and calamity. ref SDS 57 EL6J
BK0591 - ..
BK0592 - Building trails of associations in the expanding record of daily work,
BK0593 - called out by Vannevar Bush in his 1945 article, reviewed on 960304,
BK0594 - ref SDS 17 L47F, is a large part of Landauer's explanation of
BK0595 - "meaning," also, reported on 960321 reviewing his paper on Latent
BK0596 - Semantic Analysis Theory of Acquisition, Induction, and Representation
BK0597 - of Knowledge. ref SDS 18 0Y7G
BK0599 - ..
BK0600 - Constructing and applying organic structure of subjects to associate
BK0601 - cause and effect gives "meaning" to words, sentences, and paragraphs
BK0602 - that frame contextual boundaries for understanding an expanding record
BK0603 - of communications in meetings, calls, and documents. The organization
BK0604 - component of working intelligently, listed in POIMS, ref OF 3 0367,
BK0605 - connects the order of cause and effect that yields the power of
BK0606 - knowledge to control the future, under the locality principle,
BK0607 - reviewed on 040312. ref SDS 70 YH4G Equally, failure to maintain the
BK0608 - order of causation in the record increases entropy under the 2nd law
BK0609 - of thermodynamics that dissipates command and control, also reviewed
BK0610 - on 040312. ref SDS 71 566F Confusion gradually grows. Nobody notices
BK0611 - Murphy's Law imperceptably sapping the power of knowledge, as every
BK0612 - call, meeting and email sows the seeds of error. Misunderstanding
BK0613 - degrades toward loss, conflict, crisis, and calamity as entropy rises
BK0614 - toward chaos, explained in POIMS. ref OF 4 IE6L On 921127, Morris
BK0615 - worried about how to be proactive solving small problems before they
BK0616 - grow into calamity. ref SDS 5 0674
BK0618 - ..
BK0619 - Manual mult-level filing systems have been effective for records
BK0620 - management, illustrated by the rise of civilization the past 2,000
BK0621 - years. There is a role for using computers to apply keywords, and
BK0622 - ontologies storing and retrieving the record of daily work. There is
BK0623 - also a need for a "Controller," Chief Operations Officer (COO), or
BK0624 - Information Officer (CIO), reviewed on 990625, ref SDS 29 8183, to
BK0625 - establish filing accounts with descriptions and rules for retiring
BK0626 - records to permenant storage, and ultimate destruction, illustrated by
BK0627 - review on 960322, ref SDS 19 6544, including the MIT records
BK0628 - management system. ref SDS 19 RT6J
BK0630 - ..
BK0631 - Typically documents get stored in buildings, on floors, in rooms, in
BK0632 - filing cabinets, file drawers, and file folders. All of this organic
BK0633 - structure represents in some cases different levels of structure in
BK0634 - the classification of documents. Content is therefore assessed only
BK0635 - at the document level. In the case of SDS, content is classified and
BK0636 - managed at the paragraph, and in some cases at the sentence level, as
BK0637 - implied by the question presented here. ref SDS 0 FE4Q
BK0639 - ..
BK0640 - Often filing documents has nothing to do with content, and reflects
BK0641 - solely physical location. So, for example, someone might have a
BK0642 - letter in their filing cabinet on a taking a vacation, and this will
BK0643 - be included in the archives for building an airplane, if that is the
BK0644 - work of the organization where the person works.
BK0646 - ..
BK0647 - Thus, the subject of the paragraph above, ref SDS 0 FE4Q, might start
BK0648 - with...
BK0650 - What's the subject for paragraph
BK0652 - ...which complements Morris question about "What's a metric for
BK0653 - communication," posed in discussions on 950204. ref SDS 12 EH7J
BK0655 - ..
BK0656 - We can then associate this inane construction with larger issues of
BK0657 - general procedures that affect the "big pictue," illustrated above.
BK0658 - ref SDS 0 FE4Q
BK0660 - ..
BK0661 - Communciation Metrics practice saves time constructing subjects by
BK0662 - writing headlines associating cause and effect to summarize meaning of
BK0663 - paragraphs and groups of paragraphs, as one of the 8 steps listed in
BK0664 - POIMS. ref OF 6 Y76G Connecting cause and effect to describe
BK0665 - "meaning" within contextual boundaries of order in subject indexing
BK0666 - yields the power of knowledge to control the future under the locality
BK0667 - principle, reviewed on 040312. ref SDS 70 L22S SDS tools then capture
BK0668 - these constructions and transfer into the subject index for starting
BK0669 - folks off on formulating a comprehensive expression of "subject" that
BK0670 - maintains meaning over time to avoid mistakes by avoiding meaing
BK0671 - drift, reviewed on 960518. ref SDS 21 3734
Subject Index SDS Records Welch Experience Illustrates How SDS Funct
BW0401 - ..
BW0402 - Welch SDS Records Illustrates How to Apply Subject Indexing System
BW0405 - Letter to Morris, Gary, and Jack continues...
BW0407 - 6. Morris then asks whether handing out Rod's SI that goes much
BW0408 - deeper is of any value, or whether it is a big distribution
BW0409 - headache? ref DIT 1 NZ4H
BW0411 - ..
BW0412 - Morris' first letter explains multi-level indexing takes experience to
BW0413 - learn and apply effectively. ref SDS 0 2I7K Morris' second letter
BW0414 - discourages distribution to customers. ref SDS 0 676F
BW0416 - ..
BW0417 - Letter to Morris, Gary, and Jack continues...
BW0419 - 7. Rod's subject index shows people how all of these common and
BW0420 - disparate views of daily activity can be integrated into an
BW0421 - organic structure that enables people to find every little
BW0422 - thing, ref DIT 1 6I4M, as Jack remarked on 010411, ref SDS 51
BW0423 - X34F, and echoed by Morris a few weeks later on 010425.
BW0424 - ref SDS 52 EP7F
BW0426 - ..
BW0427 - 8. My sense is that giving people the SDS program with SI support
BW0428 - alone is like handing folks the alphabet and a dictionary and
BW0429 - saying the great American novel is in there somewhere.
BW0430 - ref DIT 1 GI5O
BW0432 - ..
BW0433 - 9. Providing a subject index that organizes an established record
BW0434 - of work gives to those, who wish to do more than merely take
BW0435 - notes, which can be done just as well with Microsoft tools, a
BW0436 - tape recorder, pad and pencil, etc., some templates that
BW0437 - illustrate how SDS tools can be applied in conjunction with SDS
BW0438 - Control Fields and record segments. ref DIT 1 UI6J These
BW0439 - elements seem like unnecessary overkill without a Subject Index
BW0440 - and SDS records to experience program functionality.
BW0442 - ..
BW0443 - 10. Additionally, navigating an established subject index
BW0444 - demonstrates the meaning of "organic structure," and allows
BW0445 - people to discover the ease and speed required for command and
BW0446 - control of complexity with multiple views of context. Such
BW0447 - direct, hands-on experience may encourage some users to develop
BW0448 - a structure for their own work, even without recognizing use of
BW0449 - accounts in Rod's SI. ref DIT 1 OJ3J
BW0451 - ..
BW0452 - 11. I agree that new users will barely grasp more than 2 or three
BW0453 - levels down. My stuff has many more than 10 levels in some
BW0454 - cases, so this is a knowledge management dilemma, as noted in
BW0455 - feedback today. ref DIT 1 6K4I Many users will turn away from
BW0456 - this effort. Some will absorb the proposition that effective
BW0457 - organization of daily work requires many levels of structure in
BW0458 - order to assemble chronologies that form patterns that effect
BW0459 - future consequences. These folks need guidance on how to
BW0460 - structure accounts with flexibility to branch and insert later
BW0461 - subjects that are not presently known, but will be revealed by
BW0462 - future experience.
BW0464 - ..
BW0465 - 12. There may be some subjects in Rods accounts that give people
BW0466 - value for access into specific history, shown by people who
BW0467 - write in asking for more on various subjects, e.g., how to file
BW0468 - for a 2nd opinion, what records to assemble, what questions to
BW0469 - ask, how to engage the doctor in the process, etc. ref DIT 1
BW0470 - ZK5K
Morticians are People Who Manage Work with Organic Structure Context
BZ0401 - ..
BZ0402 - Morticians are People Who Manage Work with Organic Structure Context
BZ0405 - Letter to Morris, Gary, and Jack continues...
BZ0407 - 13. Morris asks how SDS can help a mortician? ref SDS 0 VD4S ....
BZ0408 - ref DIT 1 7L6H
BZ0410 - ..
BZ0411 - 14. Morticians organize the record based on customers, because they
BZ0412 - often get repeat business. They might construct accounts to
BZ0413 - track religious preferences. There would be accounts for
BZ0414 - facility management, and for procurement of equipment,
BZ0415 - furnishings consumables, and services. In short, the organic
BZ0416 - structure for a mortician would be in some respects similar to
BZ0417 - the structure for Intel, Boeing, Coca Cola, etc. ref DIT 1 CL6K
BZ0419 - ..
BZ0420 - See review above. ref SDS 0 2G4F
Manual System SDS Leverages Mental Strength Like Plough Leverages Fa
CQ0401 - ..
CQ0402 - Farming Model SDS Leverages Intelligence Like Plough Augments Strength
CQ0403 - Manual Thinking SDS Leverages Like Plough Leverages Human Strength
CQ0404 - Garden Knowledge SDS Tools Increase Productivity Farming Equipment
CQ0405 - Organic Subject Structures Hierarchial Relational Garden of Knowledge
CQ0408 - Letter to Morris, Gary, and Jack continues...
CQ0410 - 15. Morris, further notes in his letter today that "...a subject
CQ0411 - index is organic, and there is a great need is to correlate it
CQ0412 - over time." ref DIT 1 RL7J
CQ0414 - ..
CQ0415 - 16. This is a strong insight that reflects Morris explanation on
CQ0416 - 910810 that SDS integrates traditional hierarchical and
CQ0417 - relational data base methods. ref SDS 3 7793 .... ref DIT 1
CQ0418 - UL7O
CQ0420 - ..
CQ0421 - 17. More recently, on 031215 Gary expanded on Morris' earlier
CQ0422 - observation. ref SDS 69 0D8M .... ref DIT 1 8M8L
CQ0424 - ..
CQ0425 - On 890523 relational and hierarchial data base support in SDS was
CQ0426 - explained, and includes an example, ref SDS 1 G14K, cited previously
CQ0427 - above...
CQ0429 - Background fractionalized subjects......... ref SDS 0 JL4J
CQ0431 - Organize work universal need............... ref SDS 0 2G4F
CQ0432 - Librarian helps people get familiar
CQ0433 - complex organization for finding
CQ0435 - ..
CQ0436 - specific subject........................... ref SDS 0 HA8I
CQ0437 - Relational hierarchial structures
CQ0438 - empower people to manage complexity
CQ0439 - of subject................................. ref SDS 0 4T4H
CQ0441 - ..
CQ0442 - Complexity organic knowledge structures
CQ0443 - managed in less time using common control
CQ0444 - criteria for scope of subject
CQ0445 - indexing................................... ref SDS 0 JE3O
CQ0447 - ..
CQ0448 - Letter to Morris, Gary, and Jack continues...
CQ0450 - 18. On 000615 Jack Park discussed in a letter creating an engine to
CQ0451 - create a subject index. ref SDS 37 2915 This is still on the
CQ0452 - drawing boards. ref DIT 1 GM9H
CQ0454 - ..
CQ0455 - Later, On 001130 Jack proposed tools to create subjects and also
CQ0456 - associate subjects to content. ref SDS 47 CC7K He discussed prospects
CQ0457 - for applying Grove and XML technologies to support context management
CQ0458 - automatically. ref SDS 47 MU7H
CQ0460 - [On 060907 Gary reported in a letter that automatic
CQ0461 - processing for subject indexing is hard to accomplish.
CQ0462 - ref SDS 85 IA4X
CQ0464 - ..
CQ0465 - Letter to Morris, Gary, and Jack continues...
CQ0467 - 19. Building organic structure of context a little each day with
CQ0468 - SDS tools can be likened to tending a...
CQ0470 - garden of knowledge
CQ0471 - ref DIT 1 WM9L
CQ0473 - ..
CQ0474 - NWO explains the scope of context management that applies the garden
CQ0475 - of knowledge analogy. ref OF 13 QR6J
CQ0477 - ..
CQ0478 - Letter to Morris, Gary, and Jack continues...
CQ0480 - 20. Morris is also correct that the SDS subject index supports a
CQ0481 - manual process for making better sense of complexity,
CQ0482 - ref DIT 1 IN4H, per above, ref SDS 0 L56G, which Jack proposed
CQ0483 - in his letter on 040622. ref SDS 73 FM5W
CQ0485 - ..
CQ0486 - 21. Like tending a farm with mechanized tools, SDS skills grow with
CQ0487 - experience that enables one person to plant a lot of "seeds"
CQ0488 - and tend a very big garden keeping everything organized in the
CQ0489 - right place at the right time. There is synergy between tools
CQ0490 - and diligence of the user, along with learning practices for
CQ0491 - applying the tools to find details quickly when needed, and to
CQ0492 - assemble chronologies that reveal patterns of causation.
CQ0494 - ..
CQ0495 - Farming presents a model of tools augmenting physical strength to
CQ0496 - plow, plant, water, harvest, and distribute. SDS helps people perform
CQ0497 - similar steps that leverage mental strength in "garden of knowledge,"
CQ0498 - cited in NWO. ref OF 11 2266, and further ref OF 12 23UN SDS is
CQ0499 - distinguished from aims of artificial intelligence to automatically
CQ0500 - "think," ref OF 12 LU56, or whatever folks have in mind for an
CQ0501 - "engine," per above. ref SDS 0 FF3Y Analogy with an automobile
CQ0502 - augmenting physical strength is presented to clarify SDS augments
CQ0503 - mental strength. ref OF 12 RM4I
CQ0505 - ..
CQ0506 - Farming further models rewards of investing intellectual capital,
CQ0507 - originally developed on 950426, ref SDS 14 4404, and explained in
CQ0508 - POIMS. ref OF 5 1101 A few days later on 950428 the analogy was
CQ0509 - expanded and refined. ref SDS 15 8564 This concept is also presented
CQ0510 - in NWO. ref OF 16 YP5I
CQ0512 - ..
CQ0513 - Farming is cited referentially in POIMS explaining self-evident
CQ0514 - benefits of investing intellectual capital in SDS records (like this
CQ0515 - one) to recycle knowledge and ideas sowed for daily work and which
CQ0516 - later reap a rich harvest of lessons learned. ref OF 6 15H4
SDS Program Scope for Customers Include Welch Records Learning Aid L
CR0401 - ..
CR0402 - SDS Program Scope for Customers Include Welch Records Learning Aid
CR0405 - 22. The immediate question is whether to send all of Rod's SI or to
CR0406 - invest time constructing specialized primary indexes. The gist
CR0407 - of discussion today augers toward the latter. The first
CR0408 - approach is easy because the indexes are already constructed
CR0409 - and they are known to be useful. The latter entails a level of
CR0410 - cognitive overhead.
Subject Index Hierarchial Knowledge Representation Topic Maps Comple
DD04 - 2023
DD0501 - ..
DD0502 - Topic Maps Complement Subject Index Manage Organic Strucutre Knowledge
DD0503 - Knowledge Representation Complex Hierarchies Supplemented Heterarchies
DD0505 - Follow up ref SDS 73 P15J.
DD0507 - Received ref DRT 4 0001 from Jack Park commenting on correspondence
DD0508 - today from Morris, ref SDS 0 2I7K, and then from Gary Johnson who
DD0509 - concurred with Morris. ref SDS 0 DJ9J
DD0511 - ..
DD0512 - Jack says...
DD0514 - 1. I've been playing around in this field for a few years now;
DD0515 - clearly nowhere near the level of expertise and experience that
DD0516 - Rod has. But, one of the things that topic/subject mapping has
DD0517 - taught me, and continues to teach is that hierarchies don't
DD0518 - always offer the structure necessary to model a complex
DD0519 - universe of discourse.
DD0521 - ..
DD0522 - Jack cited SDS in a letter on 040622 for managing complexity through
DD0523 - self-conversation ref SDS 73 P15J, which is another way of presenting
DD0524 - "thinking" and "analysis" explained in POIMS as "reporting,"
DD0525 - ref OF 5 2300; he further described this as a process of
DD0526 - "sensemaking." ref SDS 73 5E5M
DD0528 - ..
DD0529 - Examples help people grasp the problem Jack relates using hierarchies
DD0530 - to map subjects for daily work. Figuring out the "subject" for a
DD0531 - paragraph is discussed above. ref SDS 0 FE4Q
DD0533 - ..
DD0534 - Jack's gracious tribute to SDS shows strong professionalism, cited
DD0535 - earlier on 050208 by Henry Van Eykan on his visit to California; Jack
DD0536 - was a considerate host. ref SDS 76 UI81 Favorable comments today may
DD0537 - indicate issues on 040315 have been resolved, ref SDS 72 0001,
DD0538 - continuing support for SDS presented in Jack's letter on 040622.
DD0539 - ref SDS 73 XO3I
DD0541 - [On 060907 commend Jack's work and commitment to advance
DD0542 - knowledge management using topic maps. ref SDS 85 IH6O
DD0544 - ..
DD0545 - [On 070729 Jack released updated version of Topicspaces, and
DD0546 - reading book Everything is Miscellaneous" by David Weinberger.
DD0547 - ref SDS 87 QR4W
DD0550 - ..
DD0551 - Topic Maps Case Study Background on Goals Theory and Applications
DD0553 - Jack has done considerable work in topic maps and related fields shown
DD0554 - by case study on 010916, ref SDS 55 UW5L, and updated today with the
DD0555 - following...
DD0557 - 1. Topic Maps proposed by Roy Roebuck
DD0558 - for OHS/DKR team participating in
DD0559 - Doug Enbelbart's Colloquium at
DD0560 - Stanford for hierarchial associational
DD0561 - data structures to model knowledge
DD0562 - for context management
DD0563 - based on situational
DD0564 - awareness........................ 000125, ref SDS 31 9246
DD0566 - ..
DD0567 - 2. Topic Maps ISO/IEO standards cited
DD0568 - by Roy Roebuck to aid Colloquium
DD0569 - work building a Dynamic Knowledge
DD0570 - Repository (DKR)................. 000125, ref SDS 31 TU4T
DD0572 - ..
DD0573 - 3. Topic Maps defined ISO standard
DD0574 - ISO/IEC 13250 architecture for
DD0575 - semantic structuring of link
DD0576 - networks; dubbed "GPS of information
DD0577 - universe" for organizing and
DD0578 - navigating large, growing information
DD0579 - pools; provide a "bridge" between
DD0580 - domains of knowledge representation
DD0581 - and information
DD0582 - management....................... 000125, ref SDS 31 TU72
DD0584 - ..
DD0585 - 4. Jack's letter presents ontology
DD0586 - methods to organize the record
DD0587 - and cites research warning this
DD0588 - becomes a Pandora's box of
DD0589 - complexity....................... 000221, ref SDS 32 7455
DD0591 - ..
DD0592 - 5. Jack's letter discussed graphical
DD0593 - mapping system to help navigate
DD0594 - SDS organic subject structures
DD0595 - of context....................... 000331, ref SDS 34 2173
DD0597 - ..
DD0598 - 6. Jack Park discussed Topic
DD0599 - Maps............................. 000403, ref SDS 35 1144
DD0601 - ..
DD0602 - 7. Jack proposed an "engine" to build
DD0603 - ontologies by constructing Topic
DD0604 - Maps to manage and find information
DD0605 - in books, reports, correspondence,
DD0606 - specifications, and archived
DD0607 - materials........................ 000623, ref SDS 37 2915
DD0609 - ..
DD0610 - 8. Jack attended world conference on
DD0611 - knowledge management............. 000829, ref SDS 42 DQ6F
DD0613 - ..
DD0614 - 9. Magic Lens proposed by Doug Engelbart
DD0615 - to access DKR seems related to Topic
DD0616 - Maps............................. 001008, ref SDS 43 5RW6
DD0618 - ..
DD0619 - 10. Build Useful Representation of
DD0620 - knowledge structures using engine
DD0621 - to process documents on a
DD0622 - computer proposed by
DD0623 - Jack Park........................ 001025, ref SDS 45 LR6N
DD0625 - ..
DD0626 - 11. Topic Maps to organize context
DD0627 - for DKR proposed by Ken Holeman
DD0628 - citing Jack Park's
DD0629 - work............................. 001113, ref SDS 46 3Q5M
DD0631 - ..
DD0632 - 12. Topic Maps ontology to enhance
DD0633 - SDS proposed by Jack
DD0634 - Park............................. 001130, ref SDS 47 HM7J
DD0636 - ..
DD0637 - 13. Topic Maps integrate with IBIS and
DD0638 - applied through collaboration to
DD0639 - develop critical thinking skills
DD0640 - in the classroom; Jack delivers
DD0641 - paper to semianr in
DD0642 - Texas............................ 010223, ref SDS 49 WW6G
DD0644 - ..
DD0645 - 14. Grove technology "engine" constructs
DD0646 - graphical representations of data
DD0647 - structures that apply Topic Maps
DD0648 - in Jack Park's Nexist Knowledge
DD0649 - Management program............... 010405, ref SDS 50 P14I
DD0651 - ..
DD0652 - 15. Jack pilot test Nexist tools that
DD0653 - combine Topic Maps and IBIS to
DD0654 - develop thinking skills for
DD0655 - learning through collaboration
DD0656 - in classrooms.................... 010605, ref SDS 53 AN9H
DD0658 - ..
DD0659 - 16. Dialog maps seem similar to Topic
DD0660 - Maps - Eugene Kim's work reviewed
DD0661 - by Eric Armstrong reporting
DD0662 - work seems slow and
DD0663 - effective........................ 010916, ref SDS 55 S44G
DD0665 - ..
DD0666 - 17. Book on XML topic maps........... 020911, ref SDS 65 NJ6H
DD0668 - ..
DD0669 - 18. Topic Maps and RDF studied together
DD0670 - for developing work on DKR
DD0671 - reported by Jack................. 030308, ref SDS 66 P95O
DD0673 - ..
DD0674 - 19. Ceryle helps organize notes with
DD0675 - subjects that aid writing; graphical
DD0676 - visualization provides Topic Maps
DD0677 - to create data structures for
DD0678 - finding documents and generating
DD0679 - associations that construct
DD0680 - ideas............................ 041208, ref SDS 74 PP6W
DD0682 - ..
DD0683 - 20. Topic Maps explained by Jack Park
DD0684 - integrate with Doug Engelbart's
DD0685 - Augment program functions provide
DD0686 - framework facilitates reification
DD0687 - and manipulation of subjects
DD0688 - through their
DD0689 - proxies.......................... 050117, ref SDS 75 E69F
DD0691 - ..
DD0692 - 21. Open Iris includes feature for
DD0693 - categories....................... 060211, ref SDS 78 6Z5W
DD0695 - ..
DD0696 - 22. Topicspaces updated version
DD0697 - released; Jack reading "Everything
DD0698 - is Miscellaneous" about library
DD0699 - science and new ways to organize
DD0700 - large, complex
DD0701 - records.......................... 070729, ref SDS 87 QR4W
DD0703 - ..
DD0704 - 23. Topic Maps explained in relation
DD0705 - to ROR AJAX PHP computer programs
DD0706 - for creating interactive web
DD0707 - pages on the Internet, Jack
DD0708 - Park's letter.................... 070729, ref SDS 87 P35L
DD0710 - ..
DD0711 - 24. Subject Maps apply Topic Maps
DD0712 - Reference Model TMRM do not impose
DD0713 - ontological restrictions citing
DD0714 - Minsky AI frames from Jack's
DD0715 - letter submitted on 070501 and
DD0716 - reported......................... 070729, ref SDS 87 HF64
DD0718 - ..
DD0719 - 25. Subjet Maps use many sources; SDS
DD0720 - context management lone ranger
DD0721 - hacking on computer tending garden
DD0722 - of knowledge not for
DD0723 - everybody........................ 070729, ref SDS 87 RB5M
Heterarchies Hypergraph Supplement Hierarchies Subject Indexing Topi
DO0401 - ..
DO0402 - Heterarchies Hypergraph Supplement Hierarchies Find Critical Details
DO0404 - Jack's letter to Gary continues...
DO0406 - 2. Certainly, in the old terms of engineering, hierarchies provide
DO0407 - the ability to do what we call "piece-wise linear
DO0408 - approximations" of some nonlinear whole. We are now seeing
DO0409 - people speak in terms of heterarchies. More likely, Cliff
DO0410 - Joslyn had it closer to right when he spoke about hypergraph
DO0411 - architectures to the Engelbart crowd back in 2001. I think Rod
DO0412 - was there and "blogged" (SDS'd) that event.
DO0414 - ..
DO0415 - Helps to get a clue on heterarchies and hypergraph to improve subject
DO0416 - indexing.
DO0418 - ..
DO0419 - Jack was helpful getting Cliff Joslyn to speak to Doug's OHS/DKR group
DO0420 - at SRI on 000727. ref SDS 39 5555
DO0422 - ..
DO0423 - There is nothing mentioned in the record on hypergraph, but it could
DO0424 - have been mentioned and was not reported. ref SDS 39 3960 Cliff's
DO0425 - presentation seemed to address complexity theory, which Jack cites in
DO0426 - his letter today. ref SDS 0 W955
DO0428 - [On 060907 commend Jack's work getting Cliff Joslyn to
DO0429 - speak at SRI. ref SDS 85 K46T
DO0431 - ..
DO0432 - [On 060907 Cliff supported the discussion with explanation
DO0433 - of data structures, ref SDS 85 2E4H, and seems to indicate
DO0434 - that heterarchies and hypergraphs are not an issue.
DO0435 - ref SDS 85 557P
Federate SDS into Big Picture Complex Entailments Won't Fit Modeling
EC0401 - ..
EC0402 - Complex Entailments Federated into Big Picture Needs Clarification
EC0403 - Morris Gary Jack Rod Agree Subject Indexing Hard Work Without SDS
EC0404 - Federating Complex Entailments Needs Explanation Examples
EC0407 - Jack's letter to Gary continues...
EC0409 - 3. I am attaching an advanced copy of a paper (not for attribution
EC0410 - or quoting yet) I will be delivering in Georgia next November.
EC0411 - I think it speaks to the world view I am evolving along these
EC0412 - lines. I think that you and Morris have it right on the mark.
EC0413 - My agreement with your points of view is not a criticism of
EC0414 - Rod's ideas or great work; rather, I think, it points to the
EC0415 - opportunity to find ways in which Rod's work federates into a
EC0416 - larger picture of complex entailments, those that won't submit
EC0417 - to modeling in hierarchies.
EC0419 - ..
EC0420 - Jack supported a topic map seminar at SRI on 060523. ref SDS 79 UK71
EC0422 - ..
EC0423 - Jack's paper on "federating" was reviewed on 060713. ref SDS 81 JX4M
EC0425 - [On 060907 cited Jack's work on federation in letter to the
EC0426 - team considering subject indexing issue. ref SDS 85 I26M
EC0428 - [On 070907 Jack discussed federating in relation to
EC0429 - multiple users for SDS. ref SDS 88 WR5N
EC0431 - ..
EC0432 - Jack saying Morris and Gary have it "right on" needs clarification.
EC0433 - Morris commented that multi-level hierarchies for subject indexing are
EC0434 - hard work. ref SDS 0 2I7K Gary agreed in a letter responding to
EC0435 - Morris' comments. ref SDS 0 DJ9J Rod agreed with Morris and Gary, per
EC0436 - above. ref SDS 0 M39L Jack agreeing with Morris, Gary, and Rod does
EC0437 - not seem critical of Rod, per se. This record suggests that Jack has
EC0438 - other agreement with Morris and Gary in mind. What then is the
EC0439 - referent to criticism? Could be that Jack is just being extra careful
EC0440 - from history the past few years, per above. ref SDS 0 W34M
EC0442 - ..
EC0443 - "Complex entailments" needs an explanation and examples showing how
EC0444 - "federation" relates to this big picture. For example, "big picture"
EC0445 - is used in the record on 890523 to illustrate complexity managing the
EC0446 - organic structure of context in creating subject indexes. ref SDS 1
EC0447 - G14K Another example of "big picture" would facilitate understanding
EC0448 - of Jack's presentation today of "complex entailments." ref SDS 0 PE5T
EC0450 - ..
EC0451 - On 000221 Jack discussed organizing daily work as a "Pandora's Box" of
EC0452 - complexity. ref SDS 32 L58O SDS managed complexity of OHS/DKR during
EC0453 - 2000, as shown in the record on 001017. ref SDS 44 1575 Jack noted on
EC0454 - 000504 that this help was largely ignored. ref SDS 36 XD5M Eric
EC0455 - Armstrong concurred on 000824. ref SDS 41 0M5I
EC0457 - ..
EC0458 - Analysis on 960322 explains support for organizing content at the
EC0459 - paragraph level with granular divisons of subject indexing increases
EC0460 - complexity managing context by orders of magnitude, illustrated by
EC0461 - this record. ref SDS 19 PX7F
EC0463 - ..
EC0464 - SDS relational and hierarchial organizing methods for managing the
EC0465 - organic structure of context is cited above, ref SDS 0 2G4F, referring
EC0466 - to work on 890523. ref SDS 1 G14K An example applying these methods
EC0467 - is reported on 940827. ref SDS 8 007R Morris and Gary have previously
EC0468 - discussed SDS, robust design, per above. ref SDS 0 FE6Q