A recombinant knowledge assimilation common process for recursive transdiscipline synthesis

J. N. Carbone, S. Ekwaro-Osire, M. M. Tanik

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This paper introduces an extended transdisciplinary framework for recursively synthesizing knowledge to solve common problems and simultaneously addressing a need for transdisciplinary solutions for enhancing and augmenting other fields of study. The benefits of a recursive transdisciplinary common process are described through details on how knowledge naturally forms, recombinant knowledge relationship pairing, pedigree retention, and a knowledge assimilation formula, to aid discovery, decomposition, synthesis, and validation of core discipline components or First Principles. Recursive processing of discipline core components and principles is expressed through a detailed examination of domain specific readings, using an extended simple interrogatory model, and subsequently contrasted with automating process behaviour through an example use of natural language processing concepts and tools for automating the analysis and comparisons of disparate domain specific discipline languages. Discipline comparisons ultimately expose a set of common core transdisciplinary components (e.g. words, formulas, principles, problems, and solutions) and therefore can ultimately achieve a common process for recombinantly generating transdisciplinary solutions to common problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-50
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Integrated Design and Process Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010


  • common process
  • knowledge assimilation
  • recombinant
  • recursion
  • relationship pedigree
  • transdiscipline


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