Knowledge Discovery engine
Yaii! On July 11th 2016 I released the beta version of the discovery engine.
Now you can look up for connections between multiple topics!!!
Below, I leave the text and tests I wrote for the alpha version released on Spring 2016.
thank you for reaching here.
Web pages are like leaves, knowledge structures like trees.
There are many many web pages on a same brench.
This work is about brenches.
What can I do to overview a whole structure, when I don't know nothing or too little about it?
This knowledge graph is a test computed over creative commons data.
Each entity is decorated with English Wikipedia content.
It can be extended to any language.
It can be applied to other databases.
Below a list of type of queries you can do over it.
How to get the big-picture of what a subject is, before diving into details?
I thought, knowledge structures must be uncovered. Like a geographical map, have an eagle-eye to know where I am, where I can go, what I will find on the way to reach what I want. There are many ways. I have not found something like that. I was inspired by previous attempt in my first startup. I wanted to move things forward and decided to built it myself.
I used creative commons data as a (free)base data; then I applied a visual discovery approach to find what things are about and traverse the whole graph; then I come up with algorithms that could exploit topology and look for pathways between things.
Why & Where to go
I hope this work can inspire a mutual comprehension between us, for our worlds are interconnected.
I hope it can inspire a story telling to communicate, experience our identity beyond cultures, religions, educational background, personal inclinations or social Status.
That is why I built also an alpha version to gamify human knowledge. Roughly neardy, however, hope you like it.
How do we creatively re-wire what we know and come up with new sensibility, new observations, definitions of new problems, production of new ideas, applications, aggregations, abstractions ?
My idea is structure of knowledge carries a foot-print of structure of memory. Structure of memory gives shape to identity, human relationships and is kinda of feedback mechanism in self-organization of societal networks. When does the assembling of new ideas from our experience, can go beyond the need to fit in the Historical time, and become a black-swan?
In this sense, I see this work as a little attempt in the quest to understand how we collectively reason in linking up things and creatively engender new ones. How we evolve, in a sense.
D'you wanna join the journey?
Here below, a few examples for suggestions
When you're done, engage your friends in a #ChainLetterKnowledge : connect the world beyond roots, beliefs and breakthroughs.