ISKO Italy Open conference systems, Paradigms and conceptual systems in KO

Terminology as organized knowledge

Boyan Alexandrov Alexiev, Nancy Marksbury

Building: Main building
Room: Hall V
Date: 2010-02-25 03:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Last modified: 2009-12-31


The paper aims to explore the possibilities of integration between knowledge organization (KO) and terminology based on analyzing and comparing the basic theoretical and methodological premises of the two disciplines, thus identifying the common threads that could be of use in applying an interdisciplinary approach to a knowledge-oriented terminography. A conclusion is drawn that both KO and terminology are basically concerned with concepts and concept relations and have been influenced by the post-modern epistemological understanding of the world and its symbolic representation as socio-cultural creation rather than objective reality thus tending toward domain-specific methodological approaches.