What does the workshop cover?
The workshop introduces the principles and techniques involved in standardising language in the building of Knowledge Organization Systems. Vocabulary control is a key component of knowledge organisation which ensures that a subject will be described using the same words or phrases each time it is indexed, making it easier to find all information about a specific topic during the search or navigation process. The focus will be on the English language but the principles and techniques can be applied to other languages .
Who will benefit?
The workshop is aimed at information workers who were not formally trained in the building of knowledge organization systems. It will be especially useful to those with no exposure to linguistic issues, especially semantics. No prior knowledge of indexing languages or vocabulary control is required.
A Certificate will be issued for successful completion of the workshop.
Presenter: Sylvie Davies
The workshop will take place remotely: online via Zoom, and via a closed online forum. It consist of three 90 min long interactive sessions with a mix of theory and exercises in breakout rooms. The workshop forum will contain workshop materials and will enable online discussion guided and supervised by the instructor. Prior to the workshop, registrants will be asked to fill in a questionnaire indicating their field of interest, expectations and topics they would like to be explored in the workshop.
The online sessions are scheduled from 6.30 to 8 pm (BST) on the first three Wednesday in October 2021.
6 Oct 2021 Dealing with natural language in subject indexing using linguistic semantics
13 Oct 2021 Tools and techniques of vocabulary control
20 Oct 2021 Evaluation of techniques and discussion of challenges
Cost and Registration:
ISKO members: £40
Registration will close on 1st of October
NOTE: cancellations will be accepted up to 5 days prior to the first session. 15% of the fee will be retained by ISKO UK to cover administrative costs.
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