May 16, 2022

Research Article: "Knowledge Organization Research in the Last Two Decades: 1988-2008"

Title: “Knowledge Organization Research in the Last Two Decades: 1988-2008”

Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan (Elico – University of Lyon 3, France)
Eric SanJuan (LIA, University of Avignon, France)


We apply an automatic topic mapping system to records of publications in knowledge organization published between 1988-2008. The data was collected from journals publishing articles in the KO field from Web of Science database (WoS). The results showed that while topics in the first decade (1988-1997) were more traditional, the second decade (1998-2008) was marked by a more technological orientation and by the appearance of more specialized topics driven by the pervasiveness of the Web environment.

Source (via arXiv):

In Gnoli & Mazzocchi (eds.), Paradigms and conceptual systems in Knowledge Organization, Advances in Knowledge Organization, vol. 12, 2010, pp. 115-121.

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