Virtual HyperGlossary (VHG)
The VHG(TM) is a novel, simple approach to increasing knowledge creation and retrieval
on the Web. We believe that terminology (dictionaries, glossaries, etc.) is a key tool
in capturing knowledge and the VHG(TM) makes this as simple as possible. Our
organisation offers Web-oriented terminological services to groups such as learned
societies or companies creating their intranets. Because the VHG uses XML as its basis,
it is simple and universally applicable.
"Dennis E. Hamilton" wrote:
> I am a visitor here because of a cross-posting that Eric Armstrong made with
> another discussion list.
> Having made this random entry, and musing about systems inscrutability and
> incoherence, I can report that I had a heck of a time figuring out the
> following terms, which are used heavily in this setting:
> OHMS - Open Hyperdocument System
> was the easiest
> NIC - Network Improvement Communities
> was the next easiest
> DKR - Dynamic Knowledge Repository
> was very tough until I searched the eGroup
> SDS - I gave up on, it is used so heavily that I despair of finding a hit
> that is actually definitive.
> So, here's a test problem for www.bootstrap.org and the unrev-II group:
> What is the definition of "SDS" as used here?
> If I came in at http://www.bootstrap.org, how would I have found it?
> If I came in at the eGroup, how would I have found it?
> - - - - - -
> What's the point?
> 1. I am struck by the degree to which tacit knowledge infects most
> contexts. It is easiest to notice that when the context is unfamiliar. I
> am sure that visitors to sites I compile material on would be able to give
> me a disappointingly-long list of undefined terms and undocumented
> assumptions that baffle them.
> 2. If an OHS/DKR is intended to support explanation (my test of any
> knowledge-based system), it would seem that induction of conceptual
> frameworks, contexts, and maybe even paradigms becomes important. With very
> little exposure to this discussion, I do notice that a lot of the
> implementation conversation is about pretty low-level plumbing (e.g., XML as
> carrier, granularity of links, and frames versus hierarchies). I love to
> fuss about infrastructure too.
> 3. Maybe what is needed is some kind of challenge problem that could be
> done on an existing corpus (such as the unrev-II collection) and demonstrate
> achievement of some measure of DKR acceptability.
> -- Dennis
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