- I think we should also discuss theory here.
- Proof actual depends on an axiomatic theory.
- This works for things like Euclidian Geometry, or
formal language theory.
- It depends on axioms and is really quite limited.
- Proof does not work beyond that.
- You can't prove the theory of gravity.
- As many creationists are fond of stating, evolution is just
a theory. So is gravity.
- To a great extent, theory is part of your literature review.
- If you can base your question on a well developed theory, then
it is much easier to answer the question, at least as far
as it relates to the theory.
- Of course theories can be wrong or incomplete.
- You must really understand the theory to use it.
- What theories can you think of that are important for Knowledge
Management or Data and Knowledge Engineerng?
- Psychology, memory limitations, visual saliency
- Knowledge representation, completeness,
- Data mining, statistics, learnability
- Sociology, creating groups (sorry I'm weak here).