The Pattern at the Root of it All

The Pattern at the Root of it All

Amit Mitra (TCS, Global Consulting Practice, USA) and Amar Gupta (University of Arizona, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 54
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-921-2.ch004
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Abstract

This chapter describes the concept of a Pattern, and describes why patterns are the basis of knowledge. It establishes the semantics of Pattern, and describes the concept of “information space”, an abstract arena in which patterns of information create meanings. It shows how the concept of measurability is the basis of all meaning, and how meanings are structured by patterns in information space. It also distinguishes a meaning from its physical representation and establishes the identity between objects and patterns. It shows how joining and constraining meanings creates new patterns of information, which lead to new meanings, and hence the ability to configure meanings from other meanings. This is the basis on which components of knowledge are derived in this book, and also in its companions in the series.

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Dedication
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Table of Contents
Foreword
Paul Harmon
Acknowledgment
Chapter 1
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This chapter establishes the scope of this book, and introduces the business problem it is trying to solve. The chapter also introduces our approach... Sample PDF
Introduction to This Book
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Chapter 2
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This chapter introduces the concept of Metamodel of Knowledge. The chapter: • Defines knowledge and introduces the concept of the atomic rule as the... Sample PDF
Introduction to Structure of Knowledge
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Chapter 3
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This chapter introduces the layered structure of knowledge and describes why chaos rides on the wings of change and adaptation. It tells us how... Sample PDF
The Architecture of Knowledge
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Chapter 4
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This chapter describes the concept of a Pattern, and describes why patterns are the basis of knowledge. It establishes the semantics of Pattern, and... Sample PDF
The Pattern at the Root of it All
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Chapter 5
Relationships  (pages 121-163)
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The focus of this chapter is on how interactions between objects create new meanings. It develops a model of business rules, and shows how... Sample PDF
Relationships
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Chapter 6
Object Aggregation  (pages 164-177)
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This chapter describes the information and meanings that emerge from aggregates. It shows how the concepts like containment and subtyping are... Sample PDF
Object Aggregation
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Chapter 7
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This chapter describes how structured and unstructured business processes and their properties morph out of relationships, when information on the... Sample PDF
Processes, Events, and Temporal Relationships
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Chapter 8
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This chapter describes the bridge between business meanings and automated information systems. It describes the information architecture that... Sample PDF
Crossing the Chasm: Business Process to Information Systems
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Chapter 9
The Nature of Constraints  (pages 314-321)
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This chapter wraps up the discussion by describing how normalized components of information are carved out of inchoate information by constraints... Sample PDF
The Nature of Constraints
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Chapter 10
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This is the final chapter of the book. It describes the overarching structure of knowledge. This chapter provides an overview of the interactions... Sample PDF
The Whole Shebang: The Integration Metamodel of Knowledge
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Appendix I: Semantics of Pattern
Appendix II: Notes
Appendix III: Suggested Reading
Appendix IV: Meanings, the Semantic Web, Ontology, OWL, and RDF
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