The Construction of Knowledge Spaces by Querying Experts

  • Mathieu Koppen
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)


In the theory of knowledge spaces the actual construction of a space giving a reasonably valid description of some specific domain of knowledge is a critical problem. A method is presented in which the information needed is obtained from experts in the field who are confronted with a carefully chosen sequence of questions about specific relationships between the problems in the domain. The discussion covers the type of questions which have to be asked, how the responses to those questions permit the construction of the corresponding knowledge space, and how inferences from responses previously obtained can be exploited to make the procedure practicable for a substantial number of items.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathieu Koppen
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  1. 1.NICI, Department of Mathematical PsychologyUniversity of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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