Model for the formation of knowledge by the brain. The KiF model was developed from 1999 onwards and first visible in J.J. Sarbo,  S. Hoppenbrouwers,  J.I. Farkas:  Towards thought as a logical picture of signs,  Computing Anticipatory Systems (CASYS’01), D. M. Dubois (ed.), Liege.


The KiF model. Drawn with the pattern recognition side to the right.

Below are two popularized representations of the KiF model. The first was created by A.J.J. van Breemen and H.F. van Garderen in 2012.


Complicated representation of the Knowledge in Formation model

The 2nd, even more abstracted version is by H.F. van Garderen, early 2013.


Simple representation of the Knowledge in Formation model

The KiF model is also published in Knowledge in Formation, A Computational Theory of Interpretation, Cognitive Technologies Series,Sarbo, Janos J., Farkas, Jozsef I., van Breemen, Auke J.J., 2011, Springer.

The publishers abstract starts with:

Humans have an extraordinary capability to combine different types of information in a single meaningful interpretation. The quickness with which interpretation processes evolve suggests the existence of a uniform procedure for all domains. In this book the authors suggest that such a procedure can be found. They concentrate on the introduction of a theory of interpretation, and they define a model that enables a meaningful representation of knowledge, based on a dynamic view of information and a cognitive model of human information processing.