Ascriptive & Descriptive Entities for Process & Translation

This is where the name ADEPT comes from... it's an acronym.  

It is also a premise that all order begins and ends in the interplay of the intrinsic ascription, the extrinsic description, the static entity, the dynamic process and the transcendent translation.

It consists of 40 building blocks, called rivulets, by which anything, and theoretically everything, be it material or abstract, can be modeled as a new kind of graph database.

Building blocks of a universal knowledge graph.

Building blocks of a universal knowledge graph.

Explore ADEPT

Why does ADEPT matter?


A general overview of ADEPT

How does ADEPT work?

How does ADEPT work?

Learn ADEPT notation and diagraming.

What can ADEPT do?

Application of ADEPT

Explore the expressive capabilities of ADEPT.

ADEPT Technology

I consider Technology the study of how everything works.

A blog devoted to the historical implications and present-day applications of ADEPT in the realm of information science.

ADEPT Philosophy

I consider Philosophy the study of the order and meaning of existence.

 A blog devoted to the historical implications and present-day applications of ADEPT in the realm of philosophy. 

Meaningful Patterns


Explore ADEPT's "ontological constructs" and how it defines meaning through a finite set of recognizable patterns.


ADEPT Tile Diagram

The tile diagram above presents all 40 of the "building blocks", or rivulets of ADEPT in a grid.

  • The 4 rows represent the pools.  Standard coloring of diagrams in ADEPT shows ascription in orange, description in green, entity in blue and process in purple.
  • The five groupings of two columns each represent the natures.
  • The lightly shaded columns in each two-column grouping are the shadow depth rivulets and the darkly shaded columns are the manifest depth rivulets. Obscure depth is not shown and can be logically subsumed under the shadow depth rivulets.
  • The 3 letter rivulet abbreviation is displayed, followed by the rivulet name, followed by the logical derivation of the rivulet through the algorithmic steps.  

Algorithmic Steps?

Any of the ontological constructs of ADEPT can be assigned through a series of eleven steps which evaluate for specific patterns regarding a "considered node".  The steps correspond to numbered abbreviations running from 0 to 10.

Parenthetical step numbers in the tile diagram evaluate as negative, while non-parenthetical step numbers evaluate as positive for the corresponding step.