SISTA Colloquium Series
|Date||Monday, October 10, 2011|
|Details||Light refreshments in Gould-Simpson 9th floor atrium before talk.|
|Speaker||Martin Fricke, Associate Professor|
|School/Dept.||School of Information Resources and Library Science|
|Affiliation||University of Arizona|
Logic and the Organization of Information
Logic has played a very limited role in the traditional organization of information. The paper suggests that this was a mistake. As this presentation explains, logic can assist with Concept Tagging. Faceted Classification, Classification of ‘aspects’, Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs) of Topics, Trees of Knowledge, Propaedias, and other areas. The talk skims through some historical ideas including those of Bacon, Diderot, d’Alembert, and Thomas Reid. It will conclude by relating the logic of the organization of information to computing and automation, and, if time permits, there might be brief mention or discussion of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and the Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS).