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Title:Blending Grounded Theory and Ontology Development Methods
Author(s):Urban, Richard J.
Subject(s):grounded theory
ontology
method
collections
cultural heritage
Abstract:The development of domain ontologies and the process of open/axial coding outlined by Strauss & Corbin's (1998) grounded theory methods bear important similarities that point towards opportunities for "cross-fertilization" (Star, 1998). While ontology development owes much to knowledge and software engineering practices, ultimately "knowledge representation endeavours are always a kind of sociological work" (Ribes & Bowker, in press). Recognizing this, Kuziemsky, et al. (2007) demonstrated the potential of blending grounded theory (GT) with ontology development methods while creating a GT-based ontology for a palliative care system. This poster explores the potential of applying a blended approach to understanding the information included in unstructutured cultural heritage collection descriptions.
Issue Date:2009-01-20
Citation Info:Presented at the Association of Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE) 2009, Denver, CO, January 20-24, 2009
Genre:Conference Poster
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Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/9476
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-01-21


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