Compendium vs Nestor - knowledge organization tools

Spent some time trying to figure out the key features of two knowledge-organization tools, Compendium and Nestor. Here is a an initial report on them..

Compendium Compendium has a database in the background so all the searches are faster and more efficient, plus it is strongly based on argumentation theory. That means that you can easily map different positions in relation to their role in an argumentation, and then use this structure to retrieve things like "who supports/opposes what"

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Nestor Nestor instead links browser information into a concept map. It lets u re-organize web-material very efficiently, export in html, annotate portions of the material. Seems very well suited for doing online research.

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See also

A lot of useful information on such topics can be found on the 'Knowledge Cartography' book.

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Michele Pasin. Compendium vs Nestor - knowledge organization tools. Blog post on Published on June 29, 2006.

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paper  Capturing Knowledge About Philosophy

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paper  AquaLog: An ontology-driven question answering system for organizational semantic intranets

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paper  Theory of Knowledge in the Postfordistic Society

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