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Conceptual relationships in ontologies and indexing languages: analysis of journals of Information Science.

This study aims to verify, identify, compare and systematize the types of conceptual relationships expressed in Brazilian Qualis A1 area of Information Science. Ontologies and documentary languages aim to achieve terminological control in our area. To carry out this control, these tools facilitate the process of knowledge representation and the search for this knowledge. The study considers that conceptual relations form a point of contact between the documentary languages and ontologies, which strengthens the process of information retrieval. Content analysis was carried out via documentary research, using the method proposed by Bardin (1977). This brought up articles in national journals of web pages with Qualis A1 concepts, using search terms previously established. Of the 58 articles retrieved, only 11 exhibited the  conceptual relations present in ontologies and indexing languages. The low incidence of retrieved articles manifesting the conceptual relations typologies led to the conclusion that the organization of tools and knowledge representation still need more elements to ensure their terminological consistency. Ontologies are presented as tools seriously built for machine-readable vocabulary control, offering an alternative to the organization and representation in digital environments.

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