Reference Articles

In reference to knowledge architecture and to the current document, this section briefly presents a few articles on specific related issues and solution paths.

Knowledge and Languages
Although complementary, knowledge and languages serve very different purposes and are accordingly structured and grounded very differently. Although quite fundamental, unfortunately, this distinction seems to have often been missed, while the implications remain far reaching, and typically deeply entrenched. Languages are communication tools and require deep communication understanding. Since communication can be a very useful knowledge sharing tool, and since knowledge and communication are very different and operate very differently, Adequately understanding knowledge, knowledge architecture and their operations, seems prerequisite to effectively understanding and managing communication. The "Knowledge and Languages" article further considers these different, complementary, and related aspects.

The Good, the Bad, and the OO
Various problem analysis, decomposition, and solution approache and methodology have been proposed through time, and clearly, one of the most popular and widest spread, still today is the Object-Oriented world-model and approach. While initially designed, and proven effective for typically large software development teams, to achieve this, OO has imposed some logical constraints that have provided a programming and logical cast or mould, that while limiting the damage that poor programmers can do to a project, have also defined a world-model that is not adequate for addressing knowledge, yet its use in modeling and solution design of all types is prevalent today. The "The Good, the Bad, and the OO" article, reconsiders OO and issues related to Object-Oriented design, development, and modeling, especially in relation to knowledge and reality management.

Physical and Logical Model Separation
One article, "Why Separate Physical and Logical Models?", considers issues related to separating physical and logical model representations.

Preparedness and Response Manifest
This section currently offers a somewhat longer article titled The Weakest Link, on collaboration and sharing security issues, especially in the context of emergency and crisis preparedness and response.

The Most Fundamental Knowledge Component
Qualities are mapped to neural patterns and, as such, are the most fundamental knowledge component. All knowledge is built on them. Even verbs are action or state qualities. This article considers qualities a little further. considers issues related to separating physical and logical model representations.

Knowledge is old, much older than human kind and this article considers the origins of knowledge.

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