deCheem is a web-app for managing and exploring knowledge, belief systems and argumentation.
By enabling natural language text to act as logic statements, deCheem radically simplifies the management of knowledge and reasoning.
THE TECHNIQUE OF DECHEEM
Prose as algebraic equations.
Premises as boundary conditions.
In a certain sense, conducting human discourse is like solving mathematical boundary value problems, but then with words and ideas.
The evaluation of a text statement, just as with a differential equation, is entirely dependent on the premise you work from.
deCheem brings the rigor and determinism of math into the realm of language without introducing any of its technical complexities. Combine this with the full expressive range of human language and what you get is deCheem.
deCheem can be used wherever there is a high amount of complexity in ideas and concepts to deal with.
HUMANITIES AND LAW
LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE CONSULTANCY
PRODUCT AND SOLUTION MANAGEMENT
Comparing belief, legal and philosophical systems form a core part of a rigorous education in the humanities and law. This is often a tedious and difficult task, made only more difficult by the lack of frameworks to help standardize language and definitions.
With deCheem, students in these fields are granted a tool that allows them to exercise a level of technical rigor in their argumentation previously only seen in the studies of science and technology.
Giving accurate and thorough legal and compliance advice to new customers is a massive challenge for companies operating in highly regulated industries.
deCheem arms legal and compliance professionals with the technology to radically speed up their diagnosis of cases without sacrificing any accuracy.
Prescribing technical solutions to customers in highly regulated industries is seldom achieved with just technical knowledge. A thorough understanding of the solutions' legal, regulatory and operational implications is essential, but unfortunately often unfeasible for product managers or solution architects to achieve.
deCheem provides a method for maintaining and generating holistic prescriptions covering all possible points of consideration, thereby drastically increasing the accuracy of solution prescriptions.
No need to pre-define data-types, relationships or categorisations. Just type as you go.
Share your belief bases with friends, colleagues or business partners. Or publish them for the general public to explore!
Enter beliefs in any order you wish. deCheem takes care of the reasoning regardless of the sequence of the beliefs, greatly simplifying house-keeping.
No more obscure and difficult syntax to memorize. deCheem is tailored to fit human speech and writing, instead of the other way round. The only rules that hold are the normal rules of grammar.
Concise yet verbose explanations show you every step of deCheem's thought process.
deCheem suggests phrasings and statements that have been used before, so you are encouraged to be consistent in phrasing and language throughout the belief-base.
BEHIND THE PROJECT
'Cheem’ is the colloquial Singaporean term for anything that’s too complicated to understand in casual conversation.
'DeCheem' therefore refers the simplification of the expression of complicated ideas and making it accessible to the layman.
deCheem is a personal project by the Amsterdam-based Singaporean, Guangmian Kung. It was written out of frustration at the lack of proper frameworks to document and compare nebulous ideas so commonplace in philosophy and social sciences.