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Geoscience after IT: Part J. Human requirements that shape the evolving geoscience information system

Loudon, T.V.. 2000 Geoscience after IT: Part J. Human requirements that shape the evolving geoscience information system. Computers & Geosciences, 26 (3, Sup). A87-A97. 10.1016/S0098-3004(00)00045-5

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Abstract/Summary

The geoscience record is constrained by the limitations of human thought and of the technology for handling information. IT can lead us away from the tyranny of older technology, but to find the right path, we need to understand our own limitations. Language, images, data and mathematical models, are tools for expressing and recording our ideas. Backed by intuition, they enable us to think in various modes, to build knowledge from information and create models as artificial views of a real world. Markup languages may accommodate more flexible and better connected records, and the object-oriented approach may help to match IT more closely to our thought processes.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/S0098-3004(00)00045-5
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Information Systems Development
ISSN: 0098-3004
Additional Keywords: Thought processes, human communication, geoscience markup language, object-oriented analysis
NORA Subject Terms: Computer Science
Data and Information
Earth Sciences
Date made live: 19 Mar 2008 15:44
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2405

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