Presentation on theme: "Tree of Knowledge Team LOST. The Problem Unclear texts Usually a text will be unclear when there is a difference between the author’s meaning and."— Presentation transcript:
The Problem Unclear texts Usually a text will be unclear when there is a difference between the author’s meaning and the reader’s interpretation which presents itself in vague words and ideas, difficulties and contradictions, and many questions that arise from the text. When given an unclear text the mission is to get as close as you can to the meanings of the author.
The Problem (cont.) The more the text is vague the more information gathers around it. This information comes to solve the difficulties that arise from the text. Controlling this information is the key to understanding the text.
The Problem (cont.) This mission is very difficult considering the amount and nature of the information surrounding the document. The information is scattered around the globe, written by different authors (with different credibility), relating to different aspects of the text. It is necessary to go over the information, to distinct the important points and to organize them. A single person cannot complete this task in a reasonable time.
The Solution Tree of knowledge (ToK) is a data management system. Tok’s main purpose is to help the user in understanding unclear texts When given an unclear text the mission is to get as close as you can to the meanings of the author. Given a main text and different information sources regarding this text ToK enables the user to gather, organize and connect information between the sources and the main text. Tok allows the user to easily browse the gathered information.
Terms Root – the text the user wishes to understand. Source – a text that is brought in order to shed light on unclear parts of the Root.
Terms (cont.) Discussion – a topic from the root on which the user wishes to concentrate Quote – a selected fragment of text from a source. Opinion – a group of quotes that share a common idea. A group of opinions construct a discussion.
Terms (cont.) Relation – a connection made between opinions and quotes. Link – a connection between a discussion and its roots. Tree of Knowledge – a collection of sources and discussions that include opinions and quotes. These all relate to the root(s).
Tree of Knowledge Root Discussion 1Discussion 2 Opinion AOpinion BOpinion C Quote Link Relation
Because when you feel lost – LOST will find the way