I200 Team Project
The goal is to create an information system for
the topics covered in this class.
The topics are "data, information, knowledge,
information access, information science, classification,
categorization, ..." (Compare the Class Schedule)
The readings should be included in the system as well.
They should be represented according to their content. For example,
readings about AI should be represented with the topic "AI". It is
not necessary to type in (or copy and paste) the full bibliographic
information. It would be sufficient to represent each reading by
author and year. (Alternatively, the readings could be numbered
sequentially and only the numbers be included in the system.)
The system can be web-based or use a more traditional
paper-based format. The choice of format will not
have impact on the grade.
The system must contain three different means of
information representation or access, such as classification system,
graphical representation, database, metadata, ontology or others, as
discussed in this class. Examples: a Yahoo!-type classification
scheme, an entity-relationship diagram + tables, a CYC-like
representation, a two-dimensional graphical representation that
groups topics according to similarity.
system must be well documented and will be handed in during the last
class meeting. Each team will present their system during the last
Criteria for grading
are all relevant topics of the Class Schedule covered?
Representation: is each of the three representations meaningful?
That means can users actually find the information using the
Complexity and effort: how complex is the system? How much effort
was put into the creation of the system? How well thought through
is the organization of the information?
(Note: this refers to the
conceptual complexity of the system not to its graphical features.
For example, it does not matter
whether the system is paper-based
or computer-based, whether complicated database software was used
or not, whether the representation is colorful or black and white.)