Knowledge Hierarchies and Natural Navigation

Hierarchies are among the most basic knowledge abstractions. A scaffold for meaning, we navigate them to understand our world. Usually they are viewed as static but Weninger and his team want to study dynamic knowledge hierarchies to understand how we navigate them and create knowledge. By refining their hierarchy generation algorithm, Weninger wants to create massive conceptual hierarchies and see if these match human annotated hierarchies. Ultimately, can these models predict development and conceptualization of future knowledge?