Re: Personal Knowledge Management / Taxonomy
- Bill -
>I wish I knew how to solve this challenge.
> The problem is I have to remember what I have in the first place.
> Since I cannot remember what the folders and documents contain, I
> can't even search full-text very effectively. I want some sort of
> reminder so I know where to start searching. To me, a taxonomy is this
> sort of reminder.
Small example... I use two computers & TRY to keep the folders
synchronized. Mostly it works.
But then I noticed one machine had "Individuals" while the other
was "People." So I changed the "People" to "Individuals" whereupon I
had difficulty finding "Individuals" on the changed machine.
I think I was just accustomed to looking "high" for "Individuals" on one
machine & "low" for "People" on the other.
I believe Susan Dumais at MSFT was involved with the "Vocabulary Problem"
research which found you had at best a 20% chance of guessing the word
someone else chose... e.g. stop, quit, finish, end, exit...
Obviously on a personal level this is a challenge that is going to get MUCH worse.