SSS Paper (1990)
Information & Knowledge
It is important to present here my current views about
knowledge, information and data in order to make my research more understandable.
- is a system of STATEMENTS (a subject and a predicate).
Humans create information with the use
of their language to cummunicate and to understand their environment.
- is a system of CONCEPTS (a meaning and a name).
These conceptual-models (systems) represent our world
with a degree of truth. We describe knowledge with human-information.
[The same knowledge we describe with english-information, greek-information, etc. 2000.07.17]
All current-knowledge is stored in books and computers in information form.
BUT today our information-technology give us the ability to store knowledge as
systems-of-concepts for the first time. This is what I'm trying to do with the jSCS.
Also I believe that this ability of computers will make the comming REVOLUTION. [2000.06.16]
- are content-words (names of concepts) of the same kind eg addresses, phones etc
or measurements/statistics. We store data in databases.
- I came to the above views on information and knowledge on May-2000 when I was trying
to define nouns with my jSCS. Then I realized that nouns/adjectives/verbs/adverbs
are different types of the same concept a language uses to create statements.
This conclusion helped me to understand the difference between the statement-systems (Information)
and the concept-systems (Knowledge).
Until then, I had the view that data/information/knowledge are conceptual-systems and
"Its difference depends only in the degree of the complexity of their structure" as one can
see in my sss paper.