XXIV Century Press

Knowledge Utilization

Knowledge Utilization: Paths to Creativity

This book describes an alternative approach to the creative act, based on effective information and knowledge processing.  While the expert is the essential participant in creativity, many of the tasks are mechanical and do not require the same intensity of human effort. These latter tasks can be better performed using computer and/or technical methods. Efficiency in effort is an important aspect of knowledge utilization. 

By separating the text processing tasks into efficient and effective components, the organization of existing knowledge and development of new information is enhanced. The methods significantly reduce the time involved in building new descriptions of scientific topics. The  informational element in Idea Analysis is the idea, a couplet of informative terms included in a sentence by the author. These couplets have a meaning beyond definition or frequency of each separate term. Each idea was chosen by the author in order to convey specific information about the topic.  The documents used in this analysis are from CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects), a government-maintained database of funded grant applications.

Each chapter is in PDF format.  The selected file is opened in a separate window and can be read at the web or saved to your computer.


Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 - Case Study in HIV/AIDS
Chapter 3 - Case Study in Emergency Medicine
Chapter 4 - Case Study in Gynecologic Oncology
Chapter 5 - Case Study in Chronic Renal Failure
Chapter 6 - Case Study in Substance Abuse
Chapter 7 - Case Study of Endometrosis
Chapter 8 - Case Study in Epidemiology
Chapter 9 - Lessons from Backward Analysis
Chapter 10 - Forward Analysis Using Epidemiologic Literature
Chapter 11 - Audit Trail
Chapter 12 - Forward Analysis Using Kidney Failure Knowledge Base
Chapter 13 - What Was Learned From The Forward Analysis?

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