A knowledge map is a tangible representation of the concepts and relationships of knowledge. The representation is a navigational aid that enables a user to find the desired concept, and then retrieve relevant knowledge sources.
The concept of knowledge map has in particular been employed in educational contexts.
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See also: Concept Map; Semantic tool
Last edited: 11-05-2006