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432"I think, therefore I classify" - ISKO UK seminar and workshop - London, 16 July 2012

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  • Bob Bater
    May 28, 2012
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       Dear Colleagues,

      I think, therefore I classify

      A Seminar and Workshop about classification, to review how and why it is learned, on Monday 16 July, 09.00 – 18.00

      Wilkes Room – British Computer Society London office
      1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

      The ability to categorize and classify the entities in the world around us is fundamental to human development. In this ISKO UK and BCS IRSG joint seminar, we shall first remind ourselves of the basics: the principles of classification, the philosophy and the research into cognitive psychology. We shall hear from experts in five different fields where classification is applied. The employment opportunities too will be considered, before we join breakout groups to consider what to do about it. Among the breakout topics envisaged is one specifically on "Classification in electronic/networked environments".  It is hoped also to arrange demonstrations from vendors of software designed to handle classification automatically.

      The event fee is £25 to ISKO and BCS members and to full-time students and just £60 for non-members, payable in advance. The fee covers lunch as well as the seminar and workshop, and the programme (see outline below) will be followed by a chance for human networking, with wine and nibbles.

      You will find the full programme and booking details at http://www.iskouk.org/events/classification_july2012.htm .  Pleasepass this invitation on to any colleagues who may be interested.  We hope to see you there.

      ISKO is a not-for-profit scientific/professional association with the objective of promoting research and communication in the domain of knowledge organization, within the broad field of information science and related disciplines. Our UK emphasis is to build bridges between the research and practitioner communities,with the UK Chapter attracting lively and steadily growing audiences to its afternoon meetings. You can see past and future events at http://www.iskouk.org/events.htm, most with MP3 recordings.

      BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all. Among its many specialist groups is the Information Retrieval SG, whose aims include supporting communication between researchers and practitioners, promoting the use of information retrieval methods in industry and raising public awareness.

      Please accept our apologies for any cross posting

      Bob Bater
      ISKO UK