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The KOS spectra: a tentative faceted typology of knowledge organization systems

Renato Rocha Souza, Douglas S. Tudhope, MaurĂ­cio Barcellos Almeida

Building: Main building
Room: Hall VI
Date: 2010-02-26 02:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Last modified: 2010-01-18


This work tries to propose a set of evaluation dimensions for the analysis of the knowledge organization systems (KOS), building over previous research and the available literature on the subject. It presents a compiled taxonomy of KOSs, a set of tentative characteristics proposed in the literature and the authors' spectra proposal. The full details of the typology are not covered in the scope of the article, but will be available as an ontology in the near future.