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Seminal papers in information mapping

This is refers to "information mapping", but you'll see that the seminal papers are mainly in the area of concept mapping.

As far as I've found, mind mapping is poorly represented in evidence-based papers. Nevertheless in addition to concept mapping, I use mind mapping and like it a lot.

mindmapping articleUnderlying theory of Concept Maps
Here are links to important scholarly papers by Joseph D. Novak and Alberto J. Cañas on Concept Maps, their theory and construction.

mindmapping articleSemantic networks
"Semantic network" is a broad enough term to cover many forms of information map. Here is a link to an article by John F. Sowa, originally written for the Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence.

mindmapping articleVisual representation of knowledge
Here are some links to articles on the visual representation of knowledge by Sigmar-Olaf Tergan, an academic leader in the field

mindmapping articleAn overview of concept mapping
This is a 1997 article by Eric Plotnick, from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology Syracuse NY

mindmapping articleConcept maps and web research
For me, web research and concept maps are a good pairing. As I research - I build a map. As I map - I realise new areas that need research.
This papers variously by Arguedas, Cañas, Carnot, Carvalho, Dunn, Eskridge, Gram, Leake, Maguitman, Muldoon and Reichherzer have helped me to understand why, and see other possibilities.

mindmapping articleAssessment by concept map
This piece discusses the nature of knowledge, the difficulty in measuring achievement in the three types of domain knowledge, and how concept maps offer one way of judging students' knowledge structure.

mindmapping articleKnowledge mapping for communities
Here's an interesting slideshow in which authors Simon Buckingham Shum and Alexandra Okada make a case for a move away from text towards knowledge or mind mapping presentation in a knowledge community. Their objective is to change cognition, no less.

Here are the Knols on concept maps

Here's a link to Vic Gee's main Knol entitled "Concept map". There are cross reference items on related terms as well.

He preserved it in Freezepage when Google closed down Knol.

Roots of visual mapping

This is the start of a historical survey of visual mapping. It kicks off with one well-known classic example, and follows up with a very interesting map that has more recently come to my attention. I've written about origins of mind mapping before, but now I'm assembling samples. I've also mentioned elsewhere (see the comments) that I'd like to get samples of Idea Sunbursting that Dr. Perusek wrote to me about.

Here are the Knols on mind mapping

Here's a link to my main Knol entitled "Mind mapping". There are cross reference items on related terms as well.

I preserved it in Freezepage when Google closed down Knol.

Mindmapping for creativity

There's a lot to like in the (unrestrained!) enthusiasm this author shows for Mindmaps.

Mindmapping helps you be creative AND get things done

I've seen comments from people who have looked at mindmapping but never used the technique: "I never know what to do with the mindmap once I've got it." Well, here's one answer.