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Topic Maps for polyscopic structuring of information
by Tommy W. Nordeng, Rolf Guescini, Dino Karabeg
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (IJCEELL), Vol. 16, No. 1/2, 2006


Abstract: In this paper, we argue that information overload is caused by fragmented information with no high-level information helping to assemble the fragments into meaningful wholes. We argue that a methodological approach is needed to propose the Polyscopic Modelling as a possible way to organise information into meaningful wholes. We also look at how polyscopy could be implemented by using Topic Maps (TM) and discuss the possibility of creating design patterns on the basis of the proposed methodology to help the everyday users in their informing.

Online publication date: Fri, 03-Feb-2006


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