School Of Library & Information Science | Organization and Representation of Knowledge and Information
L505 | 6807 | Jacob


Introduces students to various disciplines' approaches to the
understanding, organization, representation (summarizing), and use of
knowledge and information. This  survey looks for commonality among
the approaches taken in information science, cognitive psychology,
semiotics, and artificial intelligence, among others. The  goal is to
identify criteria for evaluation and improvement of ways to organize
and represent information for future retrieval. Information systems
currently used in  libraries and information centers will be studied
as examples. Emphasis in the course is on concepts and ideas, with
appropriate attention to terminology and technology.