The Organization of Human Knowedge:
Systems for Interdisciplinary Research
Master's Thesis, University of California Santa Barbara, June 2007
|Preliminary. Contents, Tables, Figures and Abstract.|
|Ch 2. Background and Context - Covers the history of knowledge organization, challenges and goals|
Development of Quanta is continuing under the name Kara Interactive. We hope to release a product shortly on our new website, with new videos and demos. Kara Interactive is currently seeking angel investors interested in high-risk, high-reward ventures at the seed stage, and business partners for cross-discipline prototyping. Please contact Rama Hoetzlein at email@example.com if you are interested in Quanta. If you are an individual or academic group interested in Quanta, contact me and I will add you to our mailing list for upcoming news and releases.
Rama Hoetzlein, 2012
Knowledge organization is the problem of arranging and classifying what we collectively know as a society in ways that can be easily understood and communicated to others. The issues addressed in this thesis include the representation
and storage of knowledge, semiotics, ontology, classification, systems for knowledge organization, and the visualization and aesthetics of knowledge systems. The Quanta software system is presented as a generic framework for the integrated storage,
organization and visualization of human knowledge in interdisciplinary contexts.