Underlying theory of Concept Maps

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Here are links to important scholarly papers by Joseph D. Novak and Alberto J. Cañas on Concept Maps, their theory and construction.


hb at ramboll dot dk 2008-08-08 05:09:50
Dear Mind-Mapping.org
Congratulation with your great homepage, which I just discovered. I am a Danish specialist in creating structures for re-use of information within engineering all engineering disciplines, based on international ISO/IEC standards, and have also published some official guidelines here in DK (available in English as well). Looking trough your website (and others), it does not seem like the perfect match of re-use of engineering information supported by mindmapping is clear at all (if anybody was aware at all). Since the economical benefit of doing so is huge, and as I would like to introduce this technique as such, I do miss some kind of official email I can write to for further discussions about this subject. As said, the technique is based on ISO/IEC 81346 standard series (engineering/design). Please have a look at my homepage http://www.81346.com (to be developed – please have a look at the Danish flag as well (:-).
Kind regards
Henrik Balslev

vic at mind-mapping dot org 2008-08-08 11:12:43
Hello Henrik,
Thank you for getting in touch. I haven’t heard of mind mapping for information re-use. I would have thought it was not sufficently rigorous, and too individualistic? That’s not a criticism, of mind mapping, I use it all the time, but feel it is more a thinking framework than a way of presenting information for re-use. Wouldn’t Topic Maps be more suitable? Already an ISO standard, and a rigorous one.

At first glance, I could not see how ISO/IEC 81346 is connected with mind mapping. I found this reference “IEC 81346-2 Ed. 2 Industrial systems, installations and equipment and industrial products – Structuring principles and reference designation – Part 2: Classification of objects and codes for classes…”

My mind is open though, and I’ll look at your page and fuerther at ISO 81346. Maybe you can guide me more on the connection.

My email address is in the first paragraph of the informationtamers.com/mind-mapping front page, but anyway in its anti-spammer form, it’s this : Vic at the above domain

Vic Gee

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