Checking date: 12/07/2021

Course: 2022/2023

knowledge organization and representation
Study: Bachelor in Management of Information and Digital Contents (340)

Coordinating teacher: SAN SEGUNDO MANUEL, ROSA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Library Science and Documentation

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Students of the Degree in Information Management and Digital Content
Thel students at the end of the course must know: Know the main classification and indexing systems Structure knowledge through taxonomies Description with metadata Linked Open Data and Linked Open, Resource Description Framework Standards: RDF and RDFs Management of descriptive logics for the creation and reasoning of ontologies To know the functions of the labels and collaborative actions. Relational and automatic semantic processing Use and apply the techniques, standards and other instruments used in the representation of electronic information for recovery by subject matter. Distinguish and evaluate the characteristics and uses of different content representation vocabularies (taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies and others) and choose the most appropriate for each type of information or electronic information services - Know and select the appropriate international standards for the creation of vocabularies. Develop controlled vocabularies: classification systems, alphabetical headings, functions, ensure consistency and updating and draft user manuals for use. Manage specific software ontologies, taxonomies and other vocabularies. Analyze, advise and train producers, users and customers of digital information services, in relation to the treatment and thematic recovery of their information. Use computer tools for the implementation, development and exploitation of semantic-based information systems that allow the processing and retrieval of human knowledge.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
PART I: KONWLEDGE ORGANIZATION Topic 1: Systematic Knowledge Organization Systems 1.1. Concept of Digital Knowledge Organization Systems 1.2. Main Systems of Organization of digital knowledge 1.3. Digital UDC 1.3.1.Characteristics, structure and use of the UDC 1.3.2. Main classes 1.3.3.Auxiliary numbers Topic 2: Systematic Knowledge Organization Systems: Universal Decimal Classification. 2.1. Class 0 General 2.2. Class 1 Philosophy 2.3. Class 2 Religion 2.4. Class 3 Social Sciences Topic 3: Systematic Knowledge Organization Systems: Universal Decimal Classification 3.1. Class 5 Pure Sciences 3.2. Class 6 Applied sciences Topic 4: Systematic Knowledge Organization Systems: Universal Decimal Classification 4.1. Class 7: Fine Arts, Games, Shows and Sports 4.2. Class 8: Language, Linguistics and Literature 4.3. Class 9: Geography, Biographies and History Topic 5: Alphabetical Knowledge Organization Systems: Digital Subject Headings 5.1.1. Types, characteristics and use of subject headings 5.1.2. Lists of existing subject headings 5.1.3. Forms of headings Topic 6: Alphabetical Knowledge Organization Systems: Digital Subject Headings 6.1. Forms of headings 6.2. Structure, scope notes and references PART II: REPRESENTATION OF KNOWLEDGE TOPIC 7 Folksonomies: digital collaborative classification and labeling 7.1. Folksonomy concept 7.2. Cooperative classification 7.3. Forms of digital collaborative labeling TOPIC 8. Digital thesauri 8.1. Thesaurus concept 8.2. Thesaurus Composition 8.3. Thesaurus Classes 8.4. Descriptor presentation rules 8.5. Thesaurus Methodology 8.6. Maintenance and updating of thesauri 8.7. Digital thesauri TOPIC 9: Formal knowledge representation structures: Digital meta information 9.1. Library metadata concept 9.2. Typology 9.3. Elements and practical application of the Dublin Core format 9.4. Uses of the Matter Element of Dublin Core TOPIC 10: Formal structures of knowledge representation. Semantic web 10.1 Semantic Web 10.1.0. Historical aspects 10.1.1. Structure of the semantic web 10.1.2. Semantic web construction model 10.1.3. Future of the semantic web TOPIC 11 11. Formal structures of knowledge representation: Interoperability between information systems 11.1. Interoperability concept 11.2. Types of semantic interoperability 11.3. Semantic interoperability. Applications 11.4. National Semantic Interoperability Scheme TOPICS 12 Introduction to Open Access: Documentary Repositories 12.1. Scientific communication systems: commercial edition vs. Open access 12. 2. Towards open knowledge 12.3. Open Science Repositories. Advantages and benefits of Open Access 12.4. Open Access
Learning activities and methodology
1. TEACHING METHODOLOGY 1. 1. THEORETICAL CLASSES. In them will be exposed subjects related to the subject. All of them will be accompanied by clear examples. 1.2. PRACTICAL CLASSES. Practical exercises will be done, corrected in the classroom and also through a global classroom 1.3. FORUM OF DISCUSSIONS. A global classroom discussion forum will be held for each of the six themes
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Additional Bibliography
  • Mathes, Adam . Folksonomies. Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata. 2004

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