Ordering the world, ordering our thinking, ordering interdisciplinary collaboration - on Knowledge Organisation and Ontology Engineering

  • Scharnhorst, A. (Organisator)
  • Richard P. Smiraglia (Bijdrager)
  • Enrico Daga (Bijdrager)

Activiteit: Deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminarAcademisch


The more we rely on machines to navigate the information oceans, the more important so-called structured data become, i.e. data which have been given a certain meaning. Those are used in search engines, for information retrieval or to train machines to extract structures from unstructured text (and other data). The scientific terms to describe systems which help us order knowledge are various, and they are variously applied in different disciplines. Examples are controlled vocabularies, ontologies, classifications, keywords, metadata schema, data schema’s, thesauri, and so on.
In this contribution we bring together two specialists in the field Richard Smiraglia, Professor emeritus in the field of Library and Information Science, and currently executive director of a non-profit research institute The Institute for Knowledge Organisation and Structure and Enrigo Daga, with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and currently Senior Research Fellow at the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University in UK, to discuss which each other the history of Knowledge Organisation in various fields, and important challenges in the present.
Periode06 jul. 2023
Mate van erkenningInternationaal