Developing a Cross-Disciplinary Typology of Topical Relevance Relationships as the Basis for a Topic-Oriented Information Architecture

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106495
Title:
Developing a Cross-Disciplinary Typology of Topical Relevance Relationships as the Basis for a Topic-Oriented Information Architecture
Author:
Huang, Xiaoli
Editors:
Breitenstein, Mikel; Loschko, Cheryl Lin
Citation:
Developing a Cross-Disciplinary Typology of Topical Relevance Relationships as the Basis for a Topic-Oriented Information Architecture 2009,
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106495
Submitted date:
2009-11-06
Abstract:
This submission reports on a cross-disciplinary inquiry into topicality and relevance, involving an in-depth literature analysis and an inductive development of a faceted typology (containing 227 fine-grained topical relevance relationships arrayed in three facets and 33 types of presentation relationships). This inquiry reveals a large variety of topical connections beyond topic matching (the common assumption of topical relevance in the field), renders a closer look into the structure of a topic, and induces a generic topic-oriented information architecture that is meaningful across topics and domain boundaries. The findings from the analysis contribute to the foundation work of information organization, metadata development, intellectual access / information retrieval, and knowledge discovery. The typology of topical relevance relationships is structured with three major facets: * Functional role of a piece of information plays in the overall structure of a topic or an argument; * Mode of reasoning: How information contributes to the userâ s reasoning about a topic; * Semantic relationship: How information connects to a topic semantically. This inquiry demonstrated that topical relevance with its close linkage to thinking and reasoning is central to many disciplines. The multidisciplinary approach allows synthesis and examination from new angles, leading to an integrated scheme of relevance relationships or a system of thinking that informs each individual discipline. The scheme resolving from the synthesis can be used to improve text and image understanding, knowledge organization and retrieval, reasoning, argumentation, and thinking in general, by people and machines.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Knowledge Management; Knowledge Representation; Knowledge Organization; Qualitative Research; Information Architecture
Local subject classification:
ASIST; SIG-CR

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dc.contributor.authorHuang, Xiaolien_US
dc.contributor.editorBreitenstein, Mikelen_US
dc.contributor.editorLoschko, Cheryl Linen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-06T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:48:28Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.submitted2009-11-06en_US
dc.identifier.citationDeveloping a Cross-Disciplinary Typology of Topical Relevance Relationships as the Basis for a Topic-Oriented Information Architecture 2009,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106495-
dc.description.abstractThis submission reports on a cross-disciplinary inquiry into topicality and relevance, involving an in-depth literature analysis and an inductive development of a faceted typology (containing 227 fine-grained topical relevance relationships arrayed in three facets and 33 types of presentation relationships). This inquiry reveals a large variety of topical connections beyond topic matching (the common assumption of topical relevance in the field), renders a closer look into the structure of a topic, and induces a generic topic-oriented information architecture that is meaningful across topics and domain boundaries. The findings from the analysis contribute to the foundation work of information organization, metadata development, intellectual access / information retrieval, and knowledge discovery. The typology of topical relevance relationships is structured with three major facets: * Functional role of a piece of information plays in the overall structure of a topic or an argument; * Mode of reasoning: How information contributes to the userâ s reasoning about a topic; * Semantic relationship: How information connects to a topic semantically. This inquiry demonstrated that topical relevance with its close linkage to thinking and reasoning is central to many disciplines. The multidisciplinary approach allows synthesis and examination from new angles, leading to an integrated scheme of relevance relationships or a system of thinking that informs each individual discipline. The scheme resolving from the synthesis can be used to improve text and image understanding, knowledge organization and retrieval, reasoning, argumentation, and thinking in general, by people and machines.en_US
dc.format.mimetypedocen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Managementen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Representationen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Organizationen_US
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen_US
dc.subjectInformation Architectureen_US
dc.subject.otherASISTen_US
dc.subject.otherSIG-CRen_US
dc.titleDeveloping a Cross-Disciplinary Typology of Topical Relevance Relationships as the Basis for a Topic-Oriented Information Architectureen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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