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Posted October 30, 2009Nav & Search
A.R.D. Prasad, and D. Madalli gave the talk on “Classificatory ontologies” at the International UDC Seminar 2009 in The Hague, 29-30 October, 2009
Digital Libraries and Digital Repositories are data-intensive with large numbers of full-text resources accessible online. Activities in the area of Semantic Web development recognize the significant part played by metadata and knowledge organization systems (such as classification systems and thesauri) in capturing and communicating ‘meaning’. We now have web ontology standards, such as Simple Knowledge Organization Systems (SKOS), a common data model for sharing and linking knowledge organization systems via the Semantic Web. Standards such as SKOS are also meant to be used as a vehicle for deployment of knowledge organization systems that were not born digital (or XML/RDF) such as thesauri and bibliographic classifications. This paper attempts to present an application of the faceted classification scheme as enunciated by Ranganathan in developing ontologies. It further explores the issues in modelling the faceted scheme of Ranganathan using SKOS.