On Mon, 12 Feb 2001, N. C a r r o l l wrote:
> Spoke to Lee today, and he made an observation that
> clarified my view of an OHS. He referred to the lower
> levels of the OHS as simply a "dynamic repository,"
> or if you will a "dynamic object repository" -- with
> the "knowledge" being created as the objects are
> brought up from the repository.
I'll throw in another twist, which will be further explicated in my tech
notes (to be posted in the next few days, hopefully). I think that the
underlying structure for these global DKRs will be defined primarily by
the link databases. In other words, typed links that can link from
literally any type of document to any other type of document provide the
necessary and sufficient level of structure to do interesting things with
these knowledge repositories (e.g. infer knowledge, maintain more useful
associations, etc.) without forcing us to adopt some sort of universal
document type (i.e. the so-called "I-file.").
If you believe this, I would also argue that the most important elements
of the OHS are the link database and a metalanguage for defining document
data models (such as SGML groves property sets).
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