Content Actants

Actant Information Included

For each actant in the dictionary, a pattern is provided.

These parts are included for each actant:

  • a name and reference part;
  • a description
  • the geographic areas for which the actant exists
  • AS IS part
  • TO BE part (if improvements to the actant are required and possible)

In the AS IS and TO BE part, the content options for the actant are compared. It contrasts the prevailing practices with a situation in which use is made of the systematized content commons. An estimate of content semiotic performance is based on the principles explained in Content (

The extra attention dedicated to the semiotic performance of content is because overcoming inefficiencies in knowledge markets1 is a main driver for creating systematized public content2.