The knowledge pyramid: a critique of the DIKW hierarchy

  title={The knowledge pyramid: a critique of the DIKW hierarchy},
  author={Martin Frick{\'e}},
  journal={J. Information Science},
The paper evaluates the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom (DIKW) Hierarchy. This hierarchy is part of the canon of information science and management. The paper considers whether the hierarchy, also known as the ‘Knowledge Hierarchy’, is a useful and intellectually desirable construct to introduce, whether the views expressed about DIKW are true and have evidence in favour of them, and whether there are good reasons offered or sound assumptions made about DIKW. Arguments are offered that the… CONTINUE READING
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