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Ontologies, Taxonomies and thesauri in Systems Science and Systematics

Book Description

The originality of this book, which deals with such a new subject matter, lies in the application of methods and concepts never used before - such as ontologies and taxonomies, as well as thesauri - to the ordering of knowledge based on primary information. Chapters in the book also examine the study of ontologies, taxonomies and thesauri from the perspective of systematics and general systems theory. Ontologies, Taxonomies and Thesauri in Systems Science and Systematics will be extremely useful to those operating within the network of related fields, which includes documentation and information science.

  • Ontologies and Taxonomy
  • Knowledge classification Systems
  • Thesauri

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. List of figures
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
  9. Prologue
  10. About the author
  11. Chapter 1: From classifications to ontologies
    1. Knowledge
    2. A new concept of knowledge
    3. Knowledge and information
    4. Knowledge organisation
    5. Knowledge organisation and representation
    6. Cognitive sciences
    7. Talent management
    8. Learning systematisation
    9. Historical evolution
    10. From classification to knowledge organisation
    11. Why ontologies exist
    12. Ontologies
    13. The structure of ontologies
    14. Summary
    15. Topics for discussion
  12. Chapter 2: Taxonomies and thesauri
    1. From ordering to taxonomy
    2. The origins of taxonomy
    3. Hierarchical and horizontal order
    4. Correlation with classifications
    5. Taxonomy in computer science
    6. Computing taxonomy
    7. Definitions
    8. Virtual taxonomy, cybernetic taxonomy
    9. Taxonomy in Information Science
    10. Similarities between taxonomies and thesauri
    11. Differences between taxonomies and thesauri
    12. Topics for discussion
  13. Chapter 3: Thesauri
    1. Terminology in classification systems
    2. Terminological languages
    3. Thesauri
    4. Thesauri definitions
    5. Conditions that a thesaurus must fulfil
    6. Historical evolution
    7. Classes of thesauri
    8. Topics for discussion
  14. Chapter 4: Thesauri in (cladist) systematics
    1. Systematics
    2. Systematics as a noun
    3. Definitions and historic evolution over time
    4. Differences between taxonomy and systematics
    5. Systematics in thesaurus construction theory
    6. Classic, numerical and cladist systematics
    7. Classic systematics in information science
    8. Nuniversal hierarchical classifications
    9. Numerical systematics in information science
    10. Thesauri in cladist systematics
    11. Systematics in information technology
    12. Some examples
    13. Topics for discussion
  15. Chapter 5: Thesauri in systems theory
    1. Historical evolution
    2. Approach to systems
    3. Systems theory applied to the construction of thesauri
    4. Components
    5. Classes of system
    6. Peculiarities of these systems
    7. Working methods
    8. Systems theory applied to ontologies and taxonomies
    9. Topics for discussion
  16. Author index
  17. Subject index