Re: Interoperability - subject classification/terminology

From: Chris Korycinski <ck30_at_ST-ANDREWS.AC.UK>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 15:34:21 -0000

On 19 Nov 2003 at 15:17, Stevan Harnad wrote:

> But we are not talking here about books or book-indexing! We are
> talking about the annual 2.5 million full-text refereed-journal
> articles.

... in subjects outside science, remember.

My original comments apply just as well to articles as to books - many
of the 'books' she works on are papers or conference proceedings.
The reality is that these areas are intrinsically different as they often
(I'm by no means saying always!) deal with concepts/points-of-view
rather than facts. And concepts lie closer to the realms of metadata
and hence are intractable by na´ve and simplistic schemes such as
keyword/inverted file indexing. Have a look at the example I gave -
sorry - you can't do that, as it was edited out of my posting!


Chris Korycinski

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Received on Wed Nov 19 2003 - 15:34:21 GMT

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