Archive for October, 2011

The Problem with the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom Hierarchy – David Weinberger – Harvard Business Review

October 20th, 2011

Addressing the Data/Information/Knowledge/Wisdom hierarchy by Ackoff (or Eliot? or Zappa?), David Weinberger argues that “knowledge is not a result merely of filtering or algorithms. It results from a far more complex process that is social, goal-driven, contextual, and culturally-bound.”

via The Problem with the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom Hierarchy – David Weinberger – Harvard Business Review.

Is DIKW a simplification? Yes. An over-simplification? Maybe. But that’s what computer scientists, as Mr. Weinberger argues, crave — drilling down into the information, filtering out the extra, and refining the unnecessary to reach the real raison d’etre.

Applying Sentiment Analysis to the Bible « OpenBible.info Blog

October 19th, 2011

What happens when you look at the language in the Bible, try to determine who’s happy and who’s not, then graph it all out?

OpenBible.info has done just that and posted a nice, circular graphic showing the ebbs and flows of positive and negative vibes in the Bible. It’s a pretty vanilla linguistic analysis, and the circle is just for aesthetics (see the author’s comment to the post), but it’s still interesting. Accurate? That’s another question — one that I’m not so positive about…