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[ba-ohs-talk] DKR on Context, Meaning, Knowledge, Intelligence

Eugene,    (01)

Not to oversell, but here is some "stuff" that further addresses your question
on meaning and context.....    (02)

http://www.welchco.com/03/00050/01/09/03/02/03/0309.HTM#4077    (03)

...the para above and one below this location provide more context on the
meaning of Communication Metrics.    (04)

Rod    (05)

************    (06)

Rod Welch wrote:
> Eugene,
> I agree with the explanation in your letter today, shown below, that "context"
> is stuff, and linking is an enabling agent for meaning, but what does "meaning"
> mean in the context of a DKR?
> Some authorities explain "meaning" as associating conduct with values, beginning
> with life and death and working our way up to rock concerts.  What do you mean
> by "meaning" and how does knowledge and a DKR help us get it?
> Some authorities flesh this out by relating context to causality, so that a link
> showing traceability to original sources enables people to place current
> understanding in the context of prior related action and subsequent follow up.
> This tends to strengthen "knowledge" of cause and effect about things that
> impact values, like life and death, attending a rock concert and so on.  Linking
> to objectives, requirements and commitments, in addition to history, adds
> another dimension to context that gives meaning to information, for example, as
> conveyed in this letter.  Sometimes meaning drifts away from original
> understanding, because the mind recodes information, like the telephone game,
> and this causes conduct to drift off course.  Your idea about linking sounds
> like it might help maintain alignment to avoid mistakes and focus efforts on
> objectives to get things done on time and within budget, which could help the
> economy and national security by linking conduct into patterns that show people
> mean to cause trouble in the future under similar context.
> Of course, I am by no means an expert on meaning, but there may be people on the
> team who can contribute on this tricky subject.
> Rod
> *****************
> Eugene Eric Kim wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, 9 Dec 2001, Rod Welch wrote:
> >
> > > Good to hear from you.  Analysis of linking in your letter on December 8, shown
> > > below, indicates progress toward DKR planning in the link you provided.   Any
> > > progress to report on applying ideas you and Doug mapped out at SRI for a DKR
> > > that manages problems through learning and experience.  Seems like a fruitful
> > > approach.  Gil Regev once talked about context and Eric worried recently that
> > > this is important.  Has context management been worked into the DKR plan for
> > > linking?
> >
> > What's your definition of "context," Rod?  Do you have something in
> > particular in mind when you ask about working context management into
> > linking?
> >
> > I would define "context" as "stuff that gives other stuff meaning."  In
> > this sense, knowledge management is all about context management.  And in
> > this sense, links are, by definition, something that give context to data.
> > So, link management itself is a subset of context management.
> >
> > -Eugene
> >
> > --
> > +=== Eugene Eric Kim ===== eekim@eekim.com ===== http://www.eekim.com/ ===+
> > |       "Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they        |
> > +=====  can have an excuse to drink alcohol."  --Steve Martin  ===========+    (07)