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Knowledge filter for Concept Capture tools Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015815D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

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A body of knowledge can be represented, at least in synoptic form, by a diagram comprising such visual elements as nodes, links and branches. This diagrammatic representation might be called, for example, a semantic map, a mind map, or a brain dump. Disclosed is an interactive system for exploring and enhancing a knowledge base. For this system, the term concept map is used to describe an arrangement of concept nodes interconnected by semantic links, such as "is a kind of". The system comprises a unique combination of functions: A GUI that provides a concept map view of the knowledge base Agents that work with the knowledge base, both autonomously and under user control Collaboration between users, exploiting the GUI and the knowledge base, while permitting users to control access to their individual information.