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Domain Analysis for Knowledge Organization by Richard Smiraglia

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Domain analysis as a methodological paradigm in knowledge organization

Abstract

In domain analysis, the purpose is to reveal the contours of held knowledge, whether that be in the form of live discourse or recorded documentation, by analyzing the elements of specific communities who share a common ontology, or knowledge base. The objectives of domain analysis are to map and visualize the intellectual parameters of shared knowledge in a given community, such that results can be put to use in knowledge organization systems for the furtherance of the community’s own discourse and for its intellectual contributions at large. The evolution of empirical methods can be observed in the literature of the domain, which is found predominantly in the ...

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