The KOS spectra: a tentative typology of Knowledge Organization Systems

The KOS spectra: a tentative typology of Knowledge Organization Systems

Renato Rocha Souza (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Douglas Tudhope (University of Glamorgan, UK)

Maurício Barcellos Almeida (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

http://mba.eci.ufmg.br/downloads/ISKO%20Rome%202010%20submitted.pdf

Summary

On the basis of definition of KOS, the authors analyze types of KOS (see figue1) , review the literatures conducting the KOS evaluation (see table 1) and construct their own evaluation dimensions (see figure2). In terms of the presentation of KOS in figue1, it doesn’t allow the breakdown of all concepts due to the space limits of the concept map. The authors argue that all the evaluation dimensions can’t be applied as general template for KOS evaluation. The interrelationships of the evaluation aspects of KOS are emphasized in this paper.

Future Work

The authors expect to develop and publish a full model in detail of the spectra proposed in the  future.

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