WE finished or first part of "What is the unit of knowledge" blog entry with following statement: Knowledge is useless without structure, so semantic ontology is structure which hosts knowledge units or entities and this give us the answer to the question “What is the unit of knowledge”.
THE unit of knowledge is “identified” information structure (identified by semantic ontology), with at least “one” information inside.
THIS brings us to knowledge unit name and abbreviation, which could be one “Information Bit” (1 Ib) or “Information Entity” (IE). As an example 14 IE, means 14 Information Entities, which means 14 individual Information structures (each one with at least one information inside) and this equals 14+ information. It’s really important to understand that each information entity could represent different level of detail (or abstraction) with different level of information granularity inside the structure.
INTERESTING FACT with information units is that some of them contain other units, which shows complexity of knowledge unit calculation problem. In our last example we had 14 IE (knowledge unites), however some of them are simple, others are highly complex. So, knowledge unit just gives us idea about unit numbers, not necessary unit size nor speed of unit compilation etc.
I BELIEVE, Information Entity or knowledge unit calculation is very interesting area and I’ll definitively include this into MetaX (Semantic based MetaSystems) methodology as an knowledge unit calculation method for knowledge identification, translation, design and usage.
Any Ideas and comments are welcome!