Noetica is a tool for structuring knowledge about concepts and the reIationships between them. It differs from typical information systems in that the knowledge it represents is abstract, highly connected, and includes meta-knowledge (knowledge about knowledge). Noetica represents knowledge using a strongly typed graph data model. By providing a rich type system it is possible to represent conceptual information using formalized structures. A class hierarchy provides a basic classification for all objects. This allows for a consistency of representation that is not often found in `free' semantic networks, and gives the ability to easily extend a knowledge model while retaining its semantics. Visualization and query tools are provided for this data model. Visualization can be used to explore complete sets of link-classes, show paths while navigating through the database, or visualize the results of queries. Noetica supports goal-directed queries (a series of user-supplied goals that the system attempts to satisfy in sequence) and pathfinding queries (where the system finds relationships between objects in the database by following links).
Field of Research
080104 Computer Vision
Socio Economic Objective
890205 Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)