Tree of Knowledge Project
The ultimate goal of the Tree of Knowledge project is to reconstruct the mosaic of accepted theories and employed methods for any epistemic community at any point of time. In its scope and complexity, this project compares to similar projects from other branches of science, such as the creation of the Open Tree of Life.
The project was first announced by Hakob Barseghyan on 15 January, 2016.
The project is set to launch in 2018 with a relatively small-scale pilot , the task of which is to reconstruct the theories and methods of one small community at one short time-period. To that end, several important steps will be taken:
- Create the schema of the historical database. Before any data can be entered into the database, we must clarify what kind of data needs to be stored in the database and in what format.
- Develop a website for the Tree of Knowledge. This website should allow entering historical data into the database as well retrieving that data similar to the Open Tree of Life website.
- Gather the data on one community and enter it into the database. This will help us test the database and see if it misses any important components (i.e. have we included all the classes, properties, and relations we need?).