Research Flow - The Knowledge Pyramid

The research flow according to the DIK Pyramid is integral part of the cycle of historical knowledge production.

Geovistory is designed to follow a research workflow according to the DIK- Pyramid that involves:

  1. the collection of data in the form of texts, tables, images etc.,

  2. the production of information about reality, based on interpretation of the data, and

  3. the production of knowledge by gaining insights based on the analysis of information.

The three steps correspond to the layers of the Data-Information-Knowledge (DIK) pyramid:

The main navigation in Geovistory Toolbox roughly reflects these three layers or steps:

Unstructured and potentially redundant data is collected in the form of different types of sources, which are managed in the Sources section of Geovistory. In the Entities section, the unstructured data is curated and enriched and thus turned into structured data or information. The Analysis section allows to search and filter the information entities, as well as to analyze the information in form of graphs and alike in order to acquire insights and knowledge. Visuals can be embedded into stories and publications.

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