International UDC Seminar 2017
FACETED CLASSIFICATION TODAY:
Theory, Technology and End Users
International UDC Seminar 2017 marks the anniversaries of two conferences devoted to faceted classification research: sixty years since the First International Study Conference on Classification Research (Dorking, 1957) and twenty years since the the Sixth International Study Conference (London, 1997). The objective of the conference is to revisit faceted analytical theory as a method for (re)constructing modern classifications and indexing languages and the role analytico-synthetic classifications have had in resource discovery and retrieval, from their introduction at the beginning of the 20th century to date. The conference will examine the challenges analytico-synthetic classifications represent for data modelling and interface design in the Web environment. Most importantly, it will explore potential fields of application for faceted classifications in information organization, visualization and presentation of large datasets, social networks and in the open linked data environment.