Democratization of Information and Knowledge

Democratization of Information and Knowledge

Let’s start this topic with the question: who are the largest producers of Information? Governments, Armed Forces, Institutes, Research and Development Centers, State-Financed Companies, Large Corporations, Small Businesses, to name a few. There is an incalculable volume of Information, which is extremely useful for the generation of Knowledge enclosed in these institutions. From time to time, part of it ends up being lost, ignored or discarded. We can hazard a guess: in its raw state, the Information is “less attractive”, it is more difficult to be understood and exploited. It needs to be refined and interconnected with other refined Information to be possible to extract Knowledge. It is here that the seven principles of Amithings (Structure, Organization, Completeness, Standardization, Centralization, Security and Realiability) make sense. It is very common for companies to sell raw Information for the price of Knowledge. Who buys, think you are doing good business, but in the end, just adding more raw Information to that gained. When Institutions realize how amazing is to have available, for free, an immense volume of refined Information and implicit Knowledge, they naturally will share their “archives”. It is clear that students, researchers, journalists and professionals from all areas will benefit.    ...
What is Amithings

What is Amithings

Amithings is a service designed to promote a strong integration between the real and the virtual world with minimal effort. Based on seven principles, which are Structure, Organization, Completeness, Standardization, Centralization, Security and Realiability, Amithings has as main objectives the democratization of Information and Knowledge, decision making and aid for research and development of new technologies. The main concept behind Amithings comes from a structure that is present in relational databases: Tables. They give to the Information two of the seven principles, which are Structure and Organization. By dealing directly with Information, instead of data, Amithings stands one step of the Knowledge, removing from the equation the time and resources we would normally spend on storing, selecting, combining, processing and transforming data. Technically, Amithings can be compared to a Web Database, providing Information in several ways for humans, applications and machines. Let’s try an example: Why this public table is not available in JSON, XML, XLS, CSV and all kind of formats and patterns? Amithings wants to solve this problem, becoming a source of Information we can trust to do all the things we want....