Thursday, April 8, 2004

No small task

Scientists seek 'map of science'

Researchers maintain that the very nature of knowledge is different in the digital age because information held on computers can be cross-referenced and linked. That opens new possibilities and presents new problems of extracting meaningful and relevant information from largely unorganised data collections ... Scientific landscapes might have hundreds of possible dimensions, presenting a challenge in creating two- or three-dimensional maps.

And to appease Liz, I will mention the map-territory problem :)

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