Representing Anthropological Knowledge: Kinship
This unit introduces how we can use computers to address some of the issues that emerge from the complexity of kinship-related information and anthropological ideas about these. It covers two basic issues, a) how to specify ideas systematically, and b) how to implement these on a computer. The examples are mostly drawn reflexively from my kinship relationships, and the terminology is mainly a varient of English Kinship Terminology (EKT). The process of specification and implementation can be applied to other kinship terminologies and other areas of anthropology.