By Rick Szostak, Claudio Gnoli, María López-Huertas
This e-book proposes a unique method of category, discusses its myriad benefits, and descriptions how such an method of type can most sensible be pursued. It encourages a collaborative attempt towards the specified improvement of one of these category. This e-book is prompted through the elevated significance of interdisciplinary scholarship within the academy, and the generally perceived shortcomings of present wisdom association schemes in serving interdisciplinary scholarship. it really is designed for students of class examine, wisdom association, the electronic surroundings, and interdisciplinarity itself. The process steered blends a basic class with domain-specific class practices. The ebook reaches a collection of very powerful conclusions:
-Existing type structures serve interdisciplinary learn and instructing poorly.
-A novel method of category, grounded within the phenomena studied instead of disciplines, might serve interdisciplinary scholarship far better. it will even have merits for disciplinary scholarship. The productiveness of scholarship might therefore be increased.
-This novel method is solely possible. a variety of issues that will be raised can each one be addressed. The huge outlines of what a brand new category might seem like are developed.
-This new procedure may well function a supplement to or an alternative choice to latest category systems.
-Domain research can and may be hired within the pursuit of a normal type. it will be really very important with admire to interdisciplinary domains.
-Though the impetus for this novel method comes from interdisciplinarity, it's also larger suited for the desires of the Semantic net, and a electronic setting extra generally.
Though the first concentration of the ebook is on type structures, so much chapters additionally tackle how the research can be prolonged to thesauri and ontologies. the potential for a common word list is explored. The class proposed has a few of the benefits sought in ontologies for the Semantic net. The e-book is hence of curiosity to students operating in those parts besides.