School Of Library and Information Science | Organization and Representation of Knowledge and
L505 | 7202 | 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.