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NKOS is devoted to the discussion of the functional and data model for enabling knowledge organization systems/services (KOS), such as classification systems, thesauri, gazetteers, and ontologies, as networked interactive information services to support the description and retrieval of diverse information resources through the Internet.

Knowledge Organization Systems/Services (KOS) model the underlying semantic structure of a domain. Embodied as Web-based services, they can facilitate resource discovery and retrieval. They act as semantic road maps and make possible a common orientation by indexers and future users (whether human or machine). -- Douglas Tudhope, Traugott Koch, New Applications of Knowledge Organization Systems: introduction to a special issue,

URL: http://nkos.slis.kent.edu
Last updated: Oct.20, 2014


Call for Papers
Special Issue on Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS)
To be published in the International Journal on Digital Libraries by Springer
See full doc: Call for Papers
Important Dates Paper Submission deadline: January 5th, 2015; First notification: March 31st 2015; Revision submission: May31 st , 2015; Second notification: July 31st , 2015; Final vers ion submission: September 1st , 2015
Guest Editors
- Philipp Mayr, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany (contact person)
- Douglas Tudhope, Hypermedia Research Unit, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales, UK
- Xia Lin, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University,Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
- Stella Dextre Clarke, Information Consultant and Chair, ISKO UK, Luke House, UK
- Marcia Lei Zeng, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University, Ohio, USA

13th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop
To be held during the DL2014 Conference in London
Thursday 11th - Friday 12th September 2014
Program and presentation materials are available.

ASIS&T2014 Annual Meeting
Panel: Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) as Linked Data Services (Presentations available now, see links below)

DCMI/NKOS Task Group

Projects of KOS Registries, Terminology Services, and Standard Development

NKOS Listserv

Related Publications

Past Workshops and Special Meetings

US NKOS Workshops (see also ECDL/TPDL NKOS Workshops at next section)

European NKOS Workshops (see also US NKOS Workshops above )

International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) conferences

NKOS Workshops at DCxx International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications

Other NKOS meetings and sessions

"Maximizing the Usage of Value Vocabularies in the Linked Data Ecosystem" (abstract) -- Panel presentations at ASIS&T 2013

  1. Ed O’Neill & Jeff Mixter, (OCLC Research): (1) The Case for Faceting (2) FAST Linked Data Mechanics (ppt)
  2. Marcia Lei Zeng (Kent State University) & Maja Zumer (University of Ljubljana): Managing and Sharing KOS
    through Registries and RDFa/microdata Using a Metadata Application Profile
    (ppt in pdf)
  3. Xia Lin (Drexel University): Meaningful Concept Displays for KOS-­-based Searching and Browsing (ppt in pdf)
  4. [Joseph A Busch (Taxonomy Strategies)]::Evaluating Taxonomies (recorded ppt)

"Semantic Metadata as Linked Data Building Blocks" (abstract) -- Panel presentations at ASIS&T 2012
Joseph Busch, [Marjorie Hlava], Marcia Zeng and [Gail Hodge]

  1. Joseph Busch: Semantic Metadata, A Tale of Two Types of Vocabularies
  2. Marcia Lei Zeng: The state of KOS in the Linked Data movement - The publishing, management, and interoperating of KOS for the Semantic Web.

"Linked Data --Enabling Standards and Other Approaches" -- Panel presentations at ASIS&T- 2010

  1. Gail Hodge: Introduction.
  2. Sam Oh: Linked Data and Identifiers. (ISO TC46/SC9 (Identification and Description activities updates; the second edition of Web Ontology Language (OWL2))
  3. Jon Phipps: SKOS: A W3C Recommendation.
  4. Ed Summers: RDFa -- Linked Data on the Web We Have. (external link)
  5. Mark Needleman and Jody DeRidder: NISO I2 (Institutional Identifiers)
  6. Marcia Zeng, Jon Phipps, and Ed Summers: Introducing W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group (LLD XG)

"Knowledge Organization:   Evaluating Foundation and Function in the Information Ecosystem" -- Panel presentations at ASIS- 2010

Web Service-based Applications: Optimizing Indexing, Searching, and Terminology Services, ASIST 2008 (Link to program description).
. . Rebecca Guenther. A Registry for controlled vocabularies at the Library of Congress (ppt)
. . Diane Vizine-Goetz. OCLC Terminology Services beta: Architecture & Standards (link)
. . Dongming Zhang. Developing a Webservice-based MeSH indexing Tool for Health Science Repository System (ppt)

NKOS Registry

Taxonomy of Knowledge Organization Systems

Vocabulary Mark-up Language (Voc-ML)

Vocabulary ML: Metacode strawman DTD draft (developed in 2000, superseded by other activities such as SKOS and some of the ISO standards work on terminologies)

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