Telesophy: A System for Manipulating the Knowledge of a Community

Bruce R. Schatz

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A telesophy (literally, 'wisdom at a distance') system provides a uniform set of commands to manipulate knowledge within a community. Such a system can effectively handle large amounts of information over a network by making transparent the data type and physical location. This is accomplished by supporting a uniform information space of units of information. A telesophy system has the potential to be a major use of wide-area broadband networks. The author discusses the model, usage, architecture, and technology of such a system. Experience with a working prototype is described along with future plans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM '87 - Global Telecommunications Conference, Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 15-18, 1987, Conference Record
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)4274031888
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes
Event1987 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference: GLOBECOM '87 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Nov 15 1987Nov 18 1987


Conference1987 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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