The Azimuth Project
Experiments in Theme One Program

If anybody is looking for a programming project, or has a student who might be looking for one, I will post some data on the Theme One Program that I worked on all through the 1980s. The aim of the project was to develop fundamental algorithms and data structures to support an integrated learning and reasoning interface, looking toward the design of an Automated Research Tool (ART) that could do double duty as a medium for Inquiry Driven Education (IDE).

I wrote up a running pilot version of the program well enough to get a Master’s degree out of it, but I’m still “getting around to” writing up the complete documentation. I’ll start by posting a few links to what I’ve put on the web so far.

InterSciWiki Hub

Documentation in Progress



  • Awbrey, S.M., and Awbrey, J.L. (May 1991), “An Architecture for Inquiry : Building Computer Platforms for Discovery”, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Technology and Education, Toronto, Canada, pp. 874–875. Online.

  • Awbrey, J.L., and Awbrey, S.M. (January 1991), “Exploring Research Data Interactively : Developing a Computer Architecture for Inquiry”, Poster presented at the Annual Sigma Xi Research Forum, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.

  • Awbrey, J.L., and Awbrey, S.M. (August 1990), “Exploring Research Data Interactively • Theme One : A Program of Inquiry”, Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference on Applications of Artificial Intelligence and CD-ROM in Education and Training, Society for Applied Learning Technology, Washington, DC, pp. 9–15. Online.

category: experiments