4th ISKO UK Biennial Conference
Knowledge Organization - making a difference
The impact of knowledge organization on society, scholarship and progress
University College London, 13-14 July 2015


The systematic and structured organization of knowledge and information has far-reaching applications, underlying effective

searching, browsing, navigation and exploration of collections and networks. This conference aims to explore, justify and proclaim the continuing demand for knowledge organization (KO). It will be a showcase for research and development that offers benefits for cultural activities and economic development and an opportunity to consider the impact that KO has had, is having and will have. 


Session 1 - The difference over time

Keynote address by Alan Gilchrist

Reflections on knowledge, communication and knowledge organization  paper  slides audio

Diachronic semantics: changes of meaning of words over time and the consequences for keeping

classification systems up to date  

Drahomira Cupar paper slides audio


Global Agricultural Concept Scheme (GACS)

Anton Doroszenko

How can Knowledge Organization help to break out from silo mentality

Chris Jones

Web analytics as tool for improvement of website taxonomies

Marianne Lykke, Tanja Svarre

Practical steps to incorporate RDA in Iran

Zeinolabedini, Sholeh Arastoopoor

Conceptual relationships in ontologies and indexing languages: analysis of journals of Information Science.

Marina Silva, Walter Moreira

Session 2 - Using the classification legacy

From cataloguers to designers: Paul Otlet, social impact and a more proactive role for KO professionals

Patrick Lambe paper slides audio

Web-based content organization and the transformation of traditional classification systems  

Joseph Busch  paper slides audio

Session 3 - The difference in a non-text context

Analysing creative image search information needs 

Elena Konkova, Andy MacFarlane, Ayse Goker  paper slides  audio

Metadata in CHAOS: how researchers tag and annotate radio broadcasts 

Marianne Lykke, Haakon Lund, Mette Skov paper  slides  audio

Deep image annotation and knowledge organization 

David Clarke paper slides audio

Session 4 -  The difference in a corporate environment

The best of both worlds: Highlighting the synergies of combining knowledge modelling and automated techniques to improve information search and discovery in oil and gas exploration 

Paul Cleverley and  Simon Burnett paper slides audio

The politics of taxonomies 

Joy Siller and Taline Babikian paper slides audio


Session 5 -  The future and the value of structure

Keynote address by Dagobert Soergel

Unleashing the power of data through organization: Structure and connections for meaning, learning, and

discovery paper slides audio

Wikidata: the potential of structured data to enable applications such as Histropedia 

Navino Evans slides audio

Dynamic semantic publishing: 4 use case scenarios 

John Baker slides audio

Session 6A -Knowledge Organization and cultural heritage

The Arches reference data management tool 

Philip Carlisle, Dennis Wuthrich, Alison Dalgity, Ioannis Avramidesand David Myers slides

Vocabulary linked data publication and mapping

Ceri Binding, Douglas Tudhope slides audio

SCENT for GLAM: a tool for giving meaning to professional controlled vocabularies 

Marie-Véronique Leroi, Florent André paper slides audio

Session 6B - Enhancing capabilities in the education sector

Entity-centric library search based on FRBR

Vincenzo Maltese, Amit Kumar Sarangi, Fausto Giunchiglia, Stella Margonar

Better metadata, better management: improving PhD

support in universities 

Jennifer Summers

Identifying continuing education resources on new

data standards and technologies through an automatic

crawling system

Jung-ran Park, Yuji Tosaka, Christopher Yang, Qing Ping and Houda Mimouni

Session 7 - Tools and techniques to support KOS management and use

What KOS can do, with the proper tools available. About AGROVOC, edited in VocBench and used in the AGRIS web application  

Caterina Caracciolo and Johannes Keizer

From the same place to a different place: the representation of geographic concepts in knowledge organization systems

Vanda Broughton

Session 8 - From the perspective of theory

The value added of organized information: from Floridi to Bennett 

Claudio Gnoli

Epistemic communities in knowledge organization: an analysis of research trends in the Knowledge Organization journal

Bruno Henrique Alves, José Augusto Guimarães and Daniel Martínez-Ávila

Social tagging as interpretative production: liminality and information practice  

Pauline Rafferty and Allen Foster

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