Category: Knowledge Management

15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management

Reading Time: 9 minutes I’ve discovered a number of interesting applications that help people efficiently organize information. There certainly is no shortage of solutions for this problem domain. Many tools exist that offer the ability to discover, save, organize, search, and retrieve information.

How to Create Stunning 3D Timelines

Reading Time: 1 minute I have to admit, when I first came across this software last week I was instantly impressed. I’ve had a fascination with software that allow you to visualize and comprehend information in different and exciting ways. Bee Docs Timeline, an application for Mac OS X (sorry Windows and Linux fans), is a great example of how to create and present smooth, professional looking timelines in a relatively easy fashion.

Visual Mapping Body of Knowledge

Reading Time: 1 minute I recently caught an article that Chuck Frey posted earlier in the month on the Mind Mapping Software Blog.  In the article, The case for a Visual Mapping Body of Knowledge, Chuck interviews Wallace Tait. Wallace Tait is a professional visual mapping consultant based in the Canadian Province of Ontario. He is the co-author of…
Read more

Contextualized Knowledge Acquisition in a Personal Semantic Wiki

Reading Time: 1 minute Discovered this while Googling for Semantic Wikis and Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) Abstract. The use of semantic representations in document-oriented environments – as formal annotations or embedded instances of a formal knowledge base – is seen as an enabling technology for intelligent services which may help knowledge workers in tasks like finding, structuring, or assessing…
Read more

MyLifeBits and the Memex Vision

Reading Time: 1 minute Found an intriguing post and powerpoint presentation on MyLifeBits, a Microsoft Research project led by Gordon Bell.   MyLifeBits was inspired by Vannevar Bush‘s hypothetical Memex computer system. The project includes full-text search, text and audio annotations, and hyperlinks. The “experimental subject” of the project is computer scientist Gordon Bell, and the project will try…
Read more

Project: Personal Memex

Reading Time: 1 minute I’ve had some down time the last couple days, and figure it was time to cleanup my public project list.  Most of my work this last year has been solely focusing on building my own Personal Knowledge Management system – my Personal Memex.  I’ve written a number of articles in recent months focusing on open…
Read more

Knowledge Management Visualization Upgrades

Reading Time: 1 minute Just discovered some exciting news from Semantic Media Wiki: SMW now supports Ploticus and Exhibit for powerful data visualizations. From http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/New_data_visualization_for_SMW:_Exhibit_and_Ploticus 22 Jan 2009. Semantic Result Formats (SRF), the add-on package for query formats in SMW, has just been extended with two great additions for powerful data visualisation: Ploticus and Exhibit. Both are available to…
Read more

Topic Maps and the Semantic Web

Reading Time: 1 minute Interesting presentation of Topic Maps and the Semantic Web.  Plus, some background info on HyperText, Vannevar Bush, and the Memex. Topic Maps and the Semantic Web – Ontopedia Publish at Scribd or explore others:

Personal Learning Plans

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you consider yourself an autodidact, or are an aspiring polymath, then this post may be of interest.

RSS Information Overload? AideRSS to the Rescue!

Reading Time: 2 minutes One key theme that keeps popping up at me is the critical need to alleviate information overload, and find techniques that let you focus on what matters most.