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ISKO UK 6th Biennial Conference - 15th – 16th July 2019, London

  • 15 Jul 2019
  • 16 Jul 2019
  • City, University of London


  The Human Position in an Artificial World

   Creativity, ethics and AI in knowledge organization

The sixth biennial ISKO UK conference ‘The Human Position in an Artificial World: creativity, ethics and AI in knowledge organization’ had an excellent array of leading national and international experts.  The programme included academics and practitioners from Denmark, Brazil, France, Canada, Singapore and China as well as the UK.  

The conference was held at City, University of London on 15th and 16th July 2019.  The Conference includes an innovative case study café alongside the formal presentations, posters and industry demonstrations.

 Proceedings are published by Ergon Verlag:

Haynes, D. and Vernau, J. (Eds.). (2019), The Human Position in an Artificial World: Creativity, Ethics and AI in Knowledge Organization. ISKO UK Sixth Biennial Conference Held in London 15-16 July 2019. ISBN 978-3-95650-549-2. Ergon Verlag, Baden-Baden, Germany, 2019.

Day One  - Monday 15th of July 2019

SESSION 1:  Opening session

Chair: David Haynes, City LIS

Welcome to the conference

David Haynes, Chair of ISKO UK

Welcome to City, University of London

David Bawden and Lyn Robinson, CityLIS

Knowledge Graphs and Analytics for Data Linking   

Jem Rayfield, Ontotext

Slides  Audio

Fandom folksonomies and creativity: the case of the Archive of Our Own

Ludi Price, CityLIS

Slides  Audio

Presentation of posters: Audio

Visualising Knowledge in Cultural Heritage

Mike Kelly, UCL


Artificial Intelligence in Information Retrieval: forty years on

Linda C. Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


Modeling Performing Arts Archives in South Korea Based on FRBRoo

Ziyoung Park, Hosin Lee, Seungchon Kim, Sungjae Park, Hansung University, South Korea


BuildVoc Simple Knowledge Organization System for Information Retrieval

Phil Stacey, ICIOB


SESSION 2A: Artificial Intelligence in Knowledge Organization

Chair: Helen Challinor, Department for Education, England

Semantic Enrichment of Linked Personal Authority Data: a case study of elites in late Imperial China

Shu-Jiun Chen, Academica Sinica, Taiwan


Towards a Process for Criminal Semantic Information Fusion to Obtain Situational Projections

Valdir Amancio Pereira Junior, and Leonardo Castro Botega, UNESP, Brazil

Slides  Audio

The Role of Knowledge Organizing Systems in Business Intelligence: a literature review

Tanja Svarre, Marianne Lykke and Ann Bygholm, Aalborg University, Denmark

Slides  Audio

SESSION 2B: Ethics in Knowledge Organization

Chair: Sylvie Davies, Robert Gordon University

Ethical Considerations and Social Responsibility in Library Catalogues

Drahomira Cupar, Ljiljana Poljak, University of Zadar, Croatia

Slides  Audio

Ethical Challenges in Archival Knowledge Organization: the description of personal data for long-term preservation

José Augusto Guimarães, UNESP, Brazil, Natalia Tognoli, UFF, Brazil, José Augusto Bagatini, UNESP, Brazil and Daniel Martínez-Ávila, UNESP, Brazil

Slides  Audio

Developments in Ethics of Knowledge Organization: from critical approaches to classifications to controlled digital communication practices

Joana Casenave and Widad Mustafa El Hadi, University of Lille, France


SESSION 3: IKO Case Study Café

Facilitator: Patrick Lambe, Straits Knowledge, Singapore

Introduction Audio

Sum up   Audio

 Outline of case studies 

SESSION 4: Discussion Rounds 2 and 3, Plenary Feedback Session on Insights from Case Study Café

Facilitator: Patrick Lambe, Straits Knowledge, Singapore

Day Two -  Tuesday 16th of July 2019

SESSION 5: Creativity

Chair:  David Bawden, City University of London

Keynote Paper on Creativity and AI

Neil Maiden, Cass Business School, City, University of London

Slides Audio

The Respective Roles of Intellectual Creativity and Automation in Representing Diversity

Vanda Broughton, UCL    

Slides   Audio

Working in the Space between Taxonomy and Ontology

Dave Clarke, Synaptica



SESSION 6A: Creativity and Ethics

Chair: Drahomira Cupar, University of Zadar, Croatia

Creating an Ontology of Risk, a Human-Mediated Process

David Haynes, CityLIS

Slides  Audio

Human-in-the-Loop Topic Modelling

Paul Matthews, UWE

Slides  Audio

Fake News as an Emergent Knowledge Domain: perspectives for its subject categorization 

Rafael Cacciolari Dalessandro, UNESP, Brazil, José Augusto Guimarães, UNESP, Brazil and D Grant Campbell, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Slides Audio

Power, Truth and Creativity: the ethical dimensions of the knowledge organization of art

Deborah Lee, CityLIS

Slides  Audio

SESSION 6B: AI and Taxonomies

Chair:  Marianne Lykke, Aalborg University, Denmark

Paradigmatic Similarities in Knowledge Representation between AI and Ontological Systems 

Jian Qin, Syracuse University, USA

Slides  Audio

Should we Abandon all Taxonomies in Light of new AI Tools?

Michael Upshall, UNISLO

Slides  Audio

Algorithmic Relevance: a case of knowledge representation, organization and discovery systems

Lala Hajibayova, Kent State University, USA


AI: Artificial Intelligence or Autistic Intelligence? Keeping knowledge organisation human

Patrick Lambe, Straits Knowledge, Singapore

Slides  Audio

SESSION 7: Discussion Panel

In an AI-Supported World, Where do the Opportunities Lie for Knowledge Organization?


SESSION 8AI, KO and Retrieval

Chair:  Vanda Broughton, UCL

On Machine Learning and Knowledge Organisation in Multimedia Information Retrieval

Andy MacFarlane, Sondess Missaoui and Sylwia Frankowska-Takhari, HCID, City, University of London

Slides  Audio

Rethinking 'Advanced Search': an AI-based approach to search strategy formulation

Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs

Slides  Audio

Intelligent Behavior Based Techniques: do they have a role in enterprise search?

Marianne Lykke, Ann Bygholm, and Tanja Svarre, Aalborg University, Denmark


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