The classic continuum from Data via Information to Knowledge is nicely visualized in a three part graphic. I've seen it shared many times the last couple of years on Twitter and LinkedIn. Today I saw it extended with Insight and Wisdom. It made it even more awesome.
|Original graphic by Hugh MacLeod @hughcards|
extended by David Sommerville @smrvl
It was my friend and former colleague Martin Börjesson @futuramb that did a Re-Tweet of a tweet from John Hagel @jhagel, management consultant and author. It took me to the creator of the original graphic, Hugh MacLeod @hughcards, cartoonist and co-founder of @gapingvoid. The extension of it is done by David Sommerville @smrvl Digital Design Director for @TheAtlantic.
So, I started to think about representing the five pieces as executable and querayable graphs:
- 1 DataPoint class
- 21 DataPoints
- 2 InfoClasses (represented by the green and lilac labels)
- 21 Classifications
- 1 type of Relationship
- 18 relationsships
- 1 new InfoClass (yellow)
- 2 new Classifications
- 1 Relationship Query
RDF triples, RDF Schema and SPARQL would be one option.
Neo4j Property Graph and Cypher, another option.
Well, will see if I can find the time to do it, or convince some graphs and linked data friends to have a go at it :-)