Monday, 16 November 2009

Conference Outputs "Classification at a Crossroads"

The International UDC Seminar 2009 entitled "Classification at a Crossroads - multiple directions to usability" took place in the Koninklijke Bibiotheek in The Hague on 29-30 October 2009.

There were 135 delegates in attendance from 32 countries.

The highlights of the conference programme include keynote addresses by Dagobert Soergel: "Illuminating chaos: using classification to harness the Web" and Dan Brickley: "Open Web standards and classification: foundations for a hybrid approach", but a number of other talks reinforced the message put forward by Dagobert and Dan in terms of the relevance of classification schemes for resource discovery and for creating a web of linked data.

Slides and mp3 recordings of these and the other twenty talks are now available from the conference website.

Recordings by Dan Brickley and Jakob Voss are also available in Slideshare and have been synchronised with their presentation slides, which colleagues may find especially interesting. Both talks contain some inspiring ideas that relate classification schemes and semantic technologies.

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