ERIC Number: ED059576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-1
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A Reference Collection of Rules and Guidelines for Writing Information Mapped Materials.
Horn, Robert E.; And Others
One of the most important requirements of information mapping is that every sentence and illustration in a subject must be part of an information block. In this way all of the blocks of information in a subject matter can be assigned to unique maps, and thus be manipulated, stored, and displayed in a variety of sequences. The hierarchy from top to bottom is: subject matters, courses, units, information maps (each having a unique name and number and covering all the information about a limited topic), and information blocks (each having a label like definition, example, or diagram). There are two kinds of information maps: 1) those which supply new content, and 2) those which give redundant information like summaries. For example, these blocks fit into concept maps: name, definition, example, formula, introduction, rule synonym, comment, theorem, and analogy blocks. Presented here are ways to write many kinds of information maps and blocks. Also considered are types of procedures, processes, classifications, prerequisites, and proofs. (JK)
Descriptors: Conceptual Schemes, Fundamental Concepts, Guides, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Theory, Units of Study
Information Resources, Inc., 1675 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass. 02188 ($9.00)
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Sponsor: Air Force Systems Command, L.G. Hanscom Field, MA. Electronic Systems Div.
Authoring Institution: Information Resources, Inc., Cambridge, MA.