Networked Knowledge Organization Systems

NKOS Consolidated Workshop 2020

Sept. 9 (Wed.) and 10 (Thu.), 9-12:30 EDT. Virtual & Free

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About this Event

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 NKOS Workshop will be held as a virtual meeting over 2 days. It will focus on health and medical as well as overall knowledge organization systems on the following themes:

COVID Crisis and KOS. Facing the world-wide health crisis with vocabulary control and standards such as medical classifications to support epidemiology, public health, and healthcare domains.

KOS Development and Use. Assembling ontologies and classifications as linked data for discovery, analysis, and collaboration.

KOS Relationships and Mapping. Encoding concepts and relationships as the basis for reasoning rules, for example to enable language and concept switching, vocabulary mapping, linked data, multilingual retrieval, annotation, and enrichment.

KOS Ethics. Unintended consequences of establishing and promulgating culture-bound classifications and vocabularies as standards for organizing and accessing content collections.

Presentations & Speakers


- Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies (Welcome_Intro PPT)

COVID Crisis and KOS

-Imma Subirats and Kristin Kolshus, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN  (Presentation PPT)

Implications of the Major Health KOSs During the COVID-19 Pandemic, A review of their efforts, coding guidelines, and usages (Presentation PPT)
- Yi Hong, Department of Product Development, DeepThink Health, Inc., USA. 
- Marcia L. Zeng, School of Information, Kent State University, USA.

Facing the World Wide Health Crisis with Vocabulary Control and Standards (Panel)
Sponsored/supported by the ASIST Standards Committee
-Marjorie Hlava (organizer) Access Innovations, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

KOS Development and Use

Faceted Classifications as Linked Data: a Logical Analysis (Presentation PPT)
- Claudio Gnoli, Science and Technology Library, University of Pavia, Italy

Linked Conservation Data: Sharing Conservation Vocabularies (Presentation PPT)
- Athanasios Velios, Ligatus, University of the Arts London, UK.
- Kristen St.John, Stanford Libraries, Standard University, USA.

Assembling Ontologies for the Discovery of New Materials (Presentation PPT)
-Jane Greenberg, Xintong Zhao, Xiaohua Tony Hu, Metadata Research Center, Drexel University, USA.
-Vanessa Meschke, Eric Tober, Colorado School of Mines, USA.
-Jordan Cox, Steven Lopez, Northeastern University, USA.
-Semion K. Saikin, Kebotix, USA.

Insights into Knowledge Organization

Evaluating Utility of Subject Headings in a Data Repository: A Preliminary Finding from a Data Search Log (Presentation PPT)
- Rowan Brownlee, Australian Research Data Commons, Australia
- Ying-Hsang Liu, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
- Mingfang Wu, Australian Research Data Commons, Australia
- Xiuzhen Zhang, RMIT University, Australia

Methodological Considerations for Developing Art & Architecture Thesaurus in Chinese and its Applications (Presentation PPT)
- Sophy Shujun Chen, Academia Sinica, Institute of History and Philology, Taipei, Taiwan

Word Demons, Rich Ontologies, and Hyper-Partonomies (Presentation PPT)
- Robert B. Allen, USA.

KOS Discrimination, Sensitivity, Users, and Uses

Aggregation and Search: Baskets for Berrypicking (Presentation PPT)
- Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies, USA.

Organizing Controversy: Using Semantic Annotation to Develop a Culturally Hospitable Controlled Vocabulary of an Intangible Cultural Heritage (Presentation PPT)
- L.P. Coladangelo, College of Communication and Information, Kent State University, USA.

Confronting and Addressing Historical Discriminations through KOS: A Case Study of Terminology in the Becker-Eisenmann Collection (Presentation PPT)
- Brian Dobreski, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.
- Jian Qin, Syracuse University, USA.
- Melissa Resnick, University at Buffalo, USA.

Program Committee

Program Committee (Representing DCMI and ISKO societies)

NKOS (Networked Knowledge Organization Systems) is an ad hoc work group of more than 300 international experts and implementers of knowledge organization systems. NKOS is devoted to enabling knowledge organization systems/services (KOS), such as classification systems, thesauri, gazetteers, and ontologies, as networked, interactive information services to support the description and retrieval of diverse information resources through the Internet.

[Ref: Archive for all NKOS workshops materials (since 1997) || An archive containing details of European NKOS Workshops]

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