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Mapping domain knowledge

SacklerMapA commenter at the MeshForum blog pointed out this intriguing clickable knowledge domains map from a 2003 colloquium: Mapping Knowledge Domains Colloquium 2003.

I would find this sort of map to be incredibly helpful coming into a conference or other meeting of people who I don't quite know yet. It would give me a feeling for both their line of interest (as represented by their presentation), and the ability to find out more about them by clicking-through.

While it is probably too much to maintain, it would be interesting to use it for a (contained) social network.  A problem, of course, is that each person has multiple facets and interests, so a mono-branch tree doesn't work as easily.  Debra Amidon has kept a different example at her Entovation International Knowledge Leadership Map, which is geographic and contains several hundred KM thought leaders.

Ton's strategic tools

A cognitive analysis of tagging