Month: January 2009

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…
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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…
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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…
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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 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…
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Kant and the Big Three

Reading Time: 2 minutes Good overview of Kant and the Reenchantment of the world from Wilber’s Marriage of Sense and Soul (pg. 86): “Critique of Pure Reason (written in 1781) relentlessly exposed the inadequacies of monological reason to grasp metaphysical truths, and it basically marked the dramatic and historical end of that type of metaphysics. The death of traditional…
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Some Important Modern Pioneers: Baldwin, Habermas, Aurobindo, and Maslow

Reading Time: < 1 minute From Integral Life: “In this excerpt from Integral Psychology, Ken Wilber honors some of the forerunners to his own model Integral theory and practice: James Mark Baldwin,  Jürgen Habermas, Aurobindo, and Abraham Maslow—intellectual giants upon whose shoulders we all stand…. Some Important Modern Pioneers: Baldwin, Habermas, Aurobindo, and Maslow From Integral Psychology by Ken Wilber…
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PhilosophersNotes: Get Your Wisdom On!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Brian Johnson, entrepeneur and philosopher at heart, has created a new site/service called PhilosopherNotes. What is PhilosophersNotes?
Think: Mini-CliffsNotes for Self-Development Books!

Instruction Manual for Life

Reading Time: < 1 minute Just found this great video on YouTube (via

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: