Paper: "Need to Categorize: A Comparative Look at the Categories of the Universal Decimal Classification System and Wikipedia"
Title: “Need to Categorize: A Comparative Look at the Categories of the Universal Decimal Classification System and Wikipedia” (2 Pages; PDF)
Authors: Almila Akdag Salah, Cheng Gao, Krzysztof Suchecki, Andrea Scharnhorst
Abstract: This study analyzes the differences between the category structure of the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) system (which is one of the widely used library classification systems in Europe) and Wikipedia. In particular, we compare the emerging structure of category-links to the structure of classes in the UDC. With this comparison we would like to scrutinize the question of how do knowledge maps of the same domain differ when they are created socially (i.e. Wikipedia) as opposed to when they are created formally (UDC) using classificatio theory. As a case study, we focus on the category of “Arts”.
Note: Paper for High Throughput Humanities – a satellite meeting at the European Conference on Complex Systems 2010; Sept. 15, 2010 Lisbon University Institute ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal
Filed under: Journal Articles, Libraries, Maps, Resources
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.