Nooron is Web software enabling people to collaboratively capture, explore, visualize, organize, filter and analyze knowledge. It is an open, computer-aided think-tank. It provides a framework within which participants present ideas, connect them to other ideas, devise criteria for idea evaluation, and then evaluate them. The resulting storehouse of assertions and opinions can then be navigated, filtered and visualized in new ways. Nooron supports the capture or importation of conventional facts and figures, and is 'knowledge based,' meaning that it uses Knowledge Representation technology to store richly complex and interrelated information.
Nooron is intended to be a suite of free (LGPLed) software clients and servers which together would form a system for magnifying collective human intelligence. It can help a small team work smarter, or a large population to collaboratively manage, analyze and improve combined knowledge. It is designed to integrate users and their knowledge into an evolving system, capable of improving ideas, and even improving the software used to manage those ideas. Unlike the majority of collaborative filtering systems, Nooron is based on user-extensible criteria to facilitate self-organization and evolutionary improvements.