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This www page has been consolidated in respect to Jan Lanzing. The page is kept just like Jan left it behind right before he passed away on March 3, 1997. Many links have become obsolete since then.
Classification, Ontologies, Taxonomies Few things are more imporant (and more frustrating) than organizing and classifying content, material, and resources. For example, putting together this site required a many decisions about how to organize links in pages, folders, etc. Which should be combined...which should be separated. The objective is to follow a system that others will find useful (and will make sense).
The semantic web has been touted as the next great frontier on the Internet. Teaching computers to understand how the human brain categorizes and thinks is at the heart of this concept and promises to open the doors to easier and more efficient access to information on the Internet. For educators, this means that information available to students is of a higher caliber than what is sometimes available with traditional web applications.
Technical Report IHMC CmapTools 2006-01 Rev 2008-01 (click here for a printable PDF version: small filesize (998K) or high quality 6.6MB) ) Concept maps are graphical tools for organizing and representing knowledge.