Knowledge Organisation

02.12.2002

Kim H. Veltman

Frontiers in Digital Interpretation

Unpublished Keynote: Frontiers in Digital Interpretation,” Digital Interpretation: To See the Unseen History, Falun, 7-9 April 2002.

1. Introduction
2. Identification of Objects in the Physical World
3. Restoration of Objects in the Physical World (Simulation before Intervention)
4. Reconstruction of Objects in the Physical World
5. Identification of Conventional Subjects
6. Identification of Meaning, Gestalt Constituting the World of Symbolic Values
7. From Oral Links to Self-Linking Knowledge
8. Conclusions

1. Introduction

An attempt to survey the frontiers of digital interpretation can scarcely hope to be more than impressionistic. The Internet is growing with enormous speed. It is claimed that there are over seven million new pages per day. A search for virtual or digital culture yields over one million sites. There are over a million sites for the virtual past, virtual present and virtual future respectively. There are sites on cyber-studies, cybersociology and cyberanthropology with essays on culture in a virtual world.5 There are major sites on archaeology6 and new versions of old disciplines such as digital philosophy7 and digital communication.8 Almost every major discipline has thousands and in some cases millions of sites under the prefixes virtual, digital, or cyber.