Computing with knowledge to represent and share understanding

Show simple item record Gahegan, Mark en Pike, W en Luo, J en
dc.contributor.editor Yarnal, Brent en
dc.contributor.editor Polsky, Colin en
dc.contributor.editor O'Brien, James en 2011-11-02T19:29:47Z en 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation In Sustainable Communities on a Sustainable Planet: the human-environment regional observatories project. Editors: Yarnal B, Polsky C, O'Brien J. 1: 13-33. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2009 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780521895699 en
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dc.description.abstract The cornerstone of HERO's technological research was our effort to build a HERO collaboratory, which Pike et al. describe in Chapter 3. Another area of HERO technological research attempted to link human understanding and formal systems, such as databases, analyses, and models. Ahlqvist and Yu demonstrate two ways that HERO explored this linkage in Chapter 4. This chapter lays the conceptual foundations for the technologically focused work of Chapters 3 and 4. It concentrates on computing with knowledge structures and on knowledge sharing between participants who may not be co-located. The chapter is organized around the following five questions: Why is a conceptual understanding of collaborative work in general, and HERO work in particular, important, and what advantages does it offer? What is the nature of concepts that human–environment scientists create and use in their attempts to understand and model Earth's complex environmental systems? How can computational systems represent concepts? What languages and reasoning systems can facilitate concept representation and exploit its structure? How can a community of collaborators share conceptual understanding? What roles might conceptual tools play in an evolving national cyberinfrastructure for human–environment sciences? In the end, the chapter shows that before we can begin to collaborate we must be able to answer each of the questions above. The answers to these questions enable us to develop a collaboratory infrastructure for the sharing of meaning, concepts, information, and ultimately knowledge. en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.relation.ispartof Sustainable Communities on a Sustainable Planet: the human-environment regional observatories project en
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dc.title Computing with knowledge to represent and share understanding en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/CBO9780511635694.002 en
pubs.begin-page 13 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Cambridge University Press en
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pubs.end-page 33 en Cambridge en
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pubs.elements-id 99672 en Science en School of Computer Science en
pubs.number 2 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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