DIKW Bases and Products

“Self-describing” data products include/contain/link to any “knowledge products” (schema, ontology, etc.) they were informed by.

In the sense of the data-information-knowledge-wisdom (DIKW) conceptualization, are there information products?

Perhaps self-describing information products include/contain/link to any “wisdom products” (usage context! impact of previous decisions!) they were informed by?

I started thinking about all this after listening to the conversation with Shane Gibson on a recent Catalog and Cocktails episode.

See below for my first-draft rough sketch of how various DIKW “bases” (so not just databases) can inform corresponding DIKW “products” as part of a process of ongoing improvement of operationalizing digital assets for research and business functions.

flowchart TD DB[(data base)] -->|facts| DX[transform] KB[(knowledge base)] -->|schema| DX[transform] DX[transform] -->|tables,JSON documents| DP[/data products/] FB[(information base)] -->|frames,templates| DPX[transform] DP -->|understood facts| DPX[transform] DPX -->|reports,figures,dashboards,views| IP[/information products/] IP -->|interpretation,interaction| HD[fa:fa-user human decisions] HD -->|desired interventions| DCB[(decision base)] DCB -->|applicable rules,logic| DCX[transform] DP --> DCX[transform] DCX[transform] -->|actions to take| DCP[/decision products/] WB[(wisdom base)] -->|metrics,indicators| WX[transform] DP --> WX[transform] DCP -->|action taken| WX WX -->|performance| WP[/wisdom products/] HD -->|experience| WB WP -->|impact of previous decisions| DPX