This is an excerpt of a larger article, Knowledge Base Aims and Structure. The excerpt explains in a few words the general structure of the Knowledge Base. The “wiki” structure which was pioneered in the major encyclopedia, Wikipedia, makes it easy to navigate to any category covered by the Knowledge Base through its structural classification. Articles also have different information content as shown under the second heading below, basically being statistically or verbally descriptive, or raising issues associated with particular sections of the music sector.
Five basic categories (a basic wiki term) are each subdivided into further categories. For example, “Creation” contains the category “Live Performance” which contains “Contemporary Music Genres” which contains the genre “Jazz”.
For any topic, this is the information we would like to provide. For example, under the category “Music Creation and Performance”, take the area of jazz performance:
The key information categories are Mapping, Statistics, and Issues (including SWOTs). The aim is to cover each of these for all parts of the music sector (such as jazz used in the example). While this may happen in separate articles (descriptive; statistical; addressing issues), there is a trend towards discussing issues in an otherwise descriptive or statistical article. This is acceptable.
See Knowledge Base Aims and Structure for a full description.