Between symbol and language-in-use

Emma Tonkin

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Indexing is often designed with the intent of dimensional reduction, that is, of generating standardised and uniform descriptive metadata. This could be characterised as a process of decontextualisation. Formal knowledge representation systems typically have the aim of encapsulating granular pieces of information in a reusable manner. The result is a set of information elements with minimal links to external information sources. Plain-text tags, by comparison, have the aim of describing an object, within or outside a reductively described context. The result is a set of views that are contextualised to author, time, location, task or community. This paper discusses the relationship between symbol, contextual relation and language-in-use.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages7
StatusPublished - 2007
EventCIR-07 -
Duration: 1 Aug 2007 → …

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ConferenceCIR-07
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Tonkin, E. (2007). Between symbol and language-in-use. Paper presented at CIR-07, .

Between symbol and language-in-use. / Tonkin, Emma.

2007. Paper presented at CIR-07, .

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Tonkin, E 2007, 'Between symbol and language-in-use' Paper presented at CIR-07, 1/08/07, .
Tonkin E. Between symbol and language-in-use. 2007. Paper presented at CIR-07, .
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