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XML Topic Maps: Creating and Using Topic Maps for the Web by Jack Park, Sam Hunting

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A Brief History of Knowledge Representation and Education

Europeans spread the Western tradition of cartography everywhere, until mapmakers around the globe worked from the same set of methods and knowledge, speaking the common languages of mathematics, science, and geography.

—Bob Sacha [1998, p. 18]

A knowledge map is an external mirror of your own radiant thinking that gives you access to your vast powerhouse of thought [Buzan and Buzan 1993]. Knowledge mapping is an external extension of working memory that especially supports reflective thinking [Perkins 1993; McAleese 1998; McAleese et al. 1999]. Knowledge mapping is the representation of detailed, interconnected, nonlinear thought [Fisher and Kibby 1996].

Knowledge mapping is a much newer ...

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