Marc Ter I was trying to connect a lot of different ideas together and try to figure out what they had in common. I used links in English Wikipedia. It’s not perfect but it’s big And so I charted the hyperlinks between different concepts as they were found on Wikipedia. The original set of Concepts came from Saved Wikipedia searches I did – pages that I had looked at over the years from 2013-2019. I used a program called yEd typed each in my hand, drew the lines in between them as connections via hyperlinks. Once I had the big graph I was able to collapse ideas inside of others using different methods. In the end I discovered that there were many many ways fold ideas into other ideas until you end up with a few on top. I had hoped there would only be one way in the end but there was not. This set of five was one of the stopping points In my mind they each represent a broader category still that’s unnamed Classification systems could represent ontologies. Lexical semantics could represent usage Metaphysical theories could represent meta ideas together – perhaps justifications for doing things a certain way And different types of communities could represent the social aspect of all of this Connecting all of it is asymmetry – that is, there’s a lot of Concepts that represent the notion that these ideas cannot mirror each other because they are different types fundamentally and not entirely interchangeable

Marc Ter
I was trying to connect a lot of different ideas together and try to figure out what they had in common.

I used links in English Wikipedia.

It’s not perfect but it’s big

And so I charted the hyperlinks between different concepts as they were found on Wikipedia.

The original set of Concepts came from Saved Wikipedia searches I did – pages that I had looked at over the years from 2013-2019.

I used a program called yEd typed each in my hand, drew the lines in between them as connections via hyperlinks.

Once I had the big graph I was able to collapse ideas inside of others using different methods.

In the end I discovered that there were many many ways fold ideas into other ideas until you end up with a few on top.

I had hoped there would only be one way in the end but there was not.

This set of five was one of the stopping points

In my mind they each represent a broader category still that’s unnamed

Classification systems could represent ontologies.

Lexical semantics could represent usage

Metaphysical theories could represent meta ideas together – perhaps justifications for doing things a certain way

And different types of communities could represent the social aspect of all of this

Connecting all of it is asymmetry – that is, there’s a lot of Concepts that represent the notion that these ideas cannot mirror each other because they are different types fundamentally and not entirely interchangeable

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