Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS)
JCDL Website: www.jcdl.org
NKOS Website: nkos.slis.kent.edu
The goal of the NKOS activity is to develop a group of researchers and developers who are working toward creating interactive Knowledge Organization Systems accessible over the Web. This includes thesaurus and ontology developers, digital library and information infrastructure developers, information scientists, and library professionals. We spend a portion of each meeting informing one another of current relevant projects. A description of previous activities and participants can be found at http://nkos.slis.kent.edu.
The objectives of this particular NKOS workshop will be 1) to provide a forum for discussion of related research and pilot projects related to networked knowledge organization systems, 2) to better understand the challenges to networked knowledge organization systems, and, therefore, the research agenda that remains to be addressed, and 3) to forward the specific technical work of the group.
Mapping between/among classification schemes is beneficial within an organization that has a number of implicit or explicit schemes, between organizations seeking to exchange information, and in a digital library context where collections are organized by different classifications. This cross scheme mapping could be done manually, but if many schemes are to be mapped, it may be desirable to provide automated tools to support the process. This workshop will present research and projects that identify the state-of-the-practice and outline the research agenda. Participants will also be encouraged to give short presentations on other NKOS-related activities.
|8:30 am||Welcome and Introduction to NKOS (Gail Hodge, US Geological Survey/IIa)|
|8:45 am||Report on NKOS Activities During 2000 (Gail Hodge; Linda Hill, UC Santa Barbara; Traugott Koch, Lund Univ)|
|9:00 am||Brief Reports on Projects and R&D Interests (All participants)|
|10:15 am Break|
|10:30 am||Classification Crosswalks: From Interchange to Interoperability (Paul Thompson, Univ. of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota) (ppt file)|
|11:00 am||Classification Mapping for Cross-Browsing in the European Subject Gateway Broker Renardus (Traugott Koch, Lund Univ. and Heike Neuroth, Univ. of Goettingen) (Link to the presentation webpages)|
|11:30 am||Faceted-Application of Subject Terminology (Ed O'Neill, OCLC)
( Link to the presentation webpages)
|1:00 pm||Tools for Classification Integration (Brian Carlsen, Apelon, Inc.) (ppt file of the presentation)|
|1:30 pm||Representation of Knowledge Organization Structure Data: A Multiplicity of Standards (Dagobert Soergel, Univ. of Maryland) | (pdf document)|
|2:00 pm||Discussion: NKOS Vocabulary Mark-up Language (Voc-ML) Project (Joseph Busch, Interwoven, Inc.)|
|2:45 pm Break|
Discussion: Knowledge Organization Sources Content Description and Registry Project (Diane Vizine-Goetz, OCLC)
Discussion: Knowledge Organization Sources Typology Project (Dagobert Soergel, Univ. of Maryland)
|3:45 pm||Wrap-up (Marcia Lei Zeng, Kent State Univ.)|
|4:00 pm Adjourn|
The goal of the NKOS activity is to develop a community of researchers and developers who are working toward creating interactive Knowledge Organization Systems accessible over the Web. This includes thesaurus and ontology developers, digital library and information infrastructure developers, information scientists, and library professionals. NKOS Workshops have been held at the last three ACM DL meetings.
The NKOS participants are listed and briefly described at the Participants List. This is an international group of 40+ individuals some of which were at the last workshop and some of which have joined the group since that time. We also expect to attract additional people who have not participated before. Participation will be limited to provide a good workshop environment for fruitful discussion. This means that it is possible that registration will be closed at some point, if necessary.
You may register for the workshop only or for the full conference through the ACM-IEEE JCDL'01 web site. Current NKOS participants should send updated versions of their description of interest for the Participants listing. New participants should look at the current listing and send a similar brief description of their interests and activities related to the Networked Knowledge Organization Systems.
Registration fee for the workshop is $75 payable to JCDL01 as part of the conference registration process. The URL for the conference program and registration is ACM-IEEE JCDL'01.
Gail Hodge, Information International Associates (IIa), has been involved with production systems for abstracting/indexing services for 20 years. She's currently working as a consultant to USGS on a biodiversity vocabulary for the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII). She previously held positions with the NASA Center for AeroSpace Information and with Biosis. She helped develop and lead the related workshop at the last ACM DL conference and has organized several other sessions on the topic at other conferences. firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Thompson is an adjunct professor in the Graduate Programs in Software Engineering at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is currently working as a consultant in information retrieval and related areas. PTHOMPSON@stthomas.edu
Diane Vizine-Goetz is a Research Scientist in the OCLC Office of Research. She is team leader of the knowledge organization research (KOR) team which has had a long-standing involvement in information organization using classification systems and controlled vocabularies. When Forest Press, publisher of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), became a division of OCLC in 1988, the KOR team prototyped classifier-assistance tools based on the electronic version of the DDC. Electronic Dewey and Dewey for Windows are OCLC products that resulted from that research. Vizine@oclc.org
Marcia Lei Zeng is an Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University, with major research interests in knowledge organization and representation, thesaurus and other indexing languages, information storage and retrieval systems, indexing systems and software, and multilingual information processing. email@example.com
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last updated: August, 27, 2001