18th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS)

Full-day workshop: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Workshop website: https://at-web1.comp.glam.ac.uk/pages/research/hypermedia/nkos/nkos2018/

The proposed joint NKOS workshop at TPDL2018 / DCMI2018 will explore the potential of KOS such as classification systems, taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, and lexical databases, in the context of current developments and possibilities. These tools help to model the underlying semantic structure of a domain for purposes of information retrieval, knowledge discovery, language engineering, and the Semantic Web. The workshop provides an opportunity to discuss projects, research and development activities, evaluation approaches, lessons learned, and research findings. A further objective is to systematically engage in discussions in common areas of interest with selected related communities and to investigate potential cooperation.

The workshop will also allow major projects to report results, newcomers to interact with established people in the field, while facilitating the discussions of topical issues which require consensus or coordination, including standards efforts. Thus, for example, previous workshops have seen focused discussion on early drafts of BSI and ISO KOS standards, the W3C SKOS standard, the interface between traditional library and information science vocabularies and Semantic Web efforts, KOS linked data, social tagging and its relation to established vocabularies, KOS metadata and the different types of KOS. The TPDL / DCMI venue affords participation by KOS researchers and developers from different perspectives (reflecting the different conference threads), such as KOS design and construction, API and service developers, user oriented issues, management of KOS in registries.

The proposed workshop will have three themes as the main focus, together with topical presentations arising from the workshop call for presentations. A particular feature of this year’s workshop will be the combination of European and US perspectives; the co-location of TPDL with DCMI facilitates the coming together of NKOS communities from the USA and Europe.

Submission deadline: Tuesday 12th June 2018

Notification of acceptance: Tuesday 10th July 2018



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