Notion System - Introduction

Ronald Poell <rapoell@notionsystem.com>
Revised $Date: 2001/06/24 12:00:00$

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Notion System is a knowledge base allowing the storage and retrieval of any kind of knowledge you would like to store for later use.

Whether you want to keep your genealogical family tree, details about your contacts within organizations, addresses, astronomical data, references to web-pages, geographic information or abstracts and comments about books and articles, it all goes in.

Notion System is a Manager of Knowledge. You can see it as a part of the ICT support of "Knowledge management".

It will handle the storage and retrieval but will also be active in maintaining the knowledge, and in particular, deliver only appropriate knowledge to the users.

All the data maintained by the system forms together a Semantic Network and consists of information for human users (content) and information for machine exploitation (maintenance activities, user preferences, information validation context, etcetera).

Conceptually Notion System is close to Topic Maps and RDF but some (major) differences exist.


Introduction   Basics   Perception   Managing  knowledge   Core  &  Extensions   History   Network   Topic  Maps   Data,  Information  and  Knowledge  -  WMDR   About  the  samples   Samples XML-Samples