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The “DIKW Hierarchy”, also known variously as the “Wisdom Hierarchy”, the “Knowledge Hierarchy”, the “Information Hierarchy”, and the “Knowledge Pyramid”, refers loosely to a class of models for representing structural and/or functional relationships between the content of communication (data, information, knowledge, and wisdom). — Wikipedia

Most writers about the hierarchy refer to this passage from T. S. Eliot’s The Rock.

Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? — T.S. Eliot, The Rock

Russell Ackoff popularized the hierarchy to categorize the content of communication.
From data to wisdom (Russell L. Ackoff, Journal of Applies Systems Analysis)
The wisdom of the world: Messages for the new millennium (Russell L. Ackoff, The Futurist)
On passing through 80 (Russell L. Ackoff, Systemic practice and action research)

See Communication, Data, Information and Knowledge

Resources

These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…

General

Portal

Wisdom Resources Page (Cosma, You are here!)
The Wisdom Page (Introduction)

Dictionary

wisdom : accumulated philosophic or scientific learning : knowledge : ability to discern inner qualities and relationships : insightWebster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Wisdom is a deep understanding and realizing of people, things, events or situations, resulting in the ability to choose or act or inspire to consistently produce the optimum results with a minimum of time, energy or thought. It is the ability to optimally (effectively and efficiently) apply perceptions and knowledge and so produce the desired results. Wisdom is also the comprehension of what is true or right coupled with optimum judgment as to action. Synonyms include: sagacity, discernment, or insight. — Wikipedia

Britannica

Preservation

History

Wisdom of History (J. Rufus Fears, The Great Courses)

Quotation

Quotes About History (Wisdom & Historical Studies, Age of the Sage)
Quotations Page

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Bibliography

Wisdom (Judith Glück, Oxford Bibliographies)

Participation

Education

Course

Open Education Consortium

News

NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun


Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

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