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SISTA Colloquium Series

DateMonday, October 10, 2011
Time12:00 pm
Concludes1:15 pm
LocationGould-Simpson 906
DetailsLight refreshments in Gould-Simpson 9th floor atrium before talk.
SpeakerMartin Fricke, Associate Professor
School/Dept.School of Information Resources and Library Science
AffiliationUniversity 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).