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Title:Practice-Based Information and Data Management: A Network Approach
Author(s):Gasson, Susan
Subject(s):information organization and metadata
social informatics
sustainable computing
Abstract:The paper explores an alternative approach to organizing information and data, based on categories of interest to local practice. It critiques current approaches to ontology and categorization schema development. An alternative approach is suggested, based on the analysis of networks of association contained in narrative accounts of the significance, context, and provenance of information. The approach is illustrated via a scenario based on the recording of information relevant to the analysis of unearthed artifacts in an archaeology research laboratory. The utility of this approach is contrasted with the formal system of information recording used in the laboratory, to demonstrate that one size does not fit all, in ontology design. The paper concludes that we need information recording tools that allow users to explore and develop categorization schemas based on practice. Such tools need to incorporate evolution of both categories and associations, to reflect experiential learning.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper/Presentation
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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