Ethically Responsible Knowledge Organization Systems: Towards an Intercultural User Interface

Abstract : Purpose/Thesis: This paper discusses the challenges of creating a theoretic framework within the context of an intercultural and ethically responsible knowledge organization system (KOS). Approach/Methods: First, the paper explores ethical and societal concerns linked to the development of KOS. Second, it illustrates a way to tackle this ethical factor by proposing an applicable architecture for intercultural interfaces which respects cultural diversity on a global scale. Results and conclusions: The author emphasizes the importance of opening up the notion of cultural inclusiveness, to weigh not only linguistic diversity but also other cultural and social aspects, such as geography, religious affiliations, tradition, historical elements, ethnic. This kind of approach should be attentive to intersectionality and cultural interoperability. Originality/Value: By addressing local circumstances, the author offers insights into essential approaches that take into account cultural diversity when designing KOS and access interfaces to knowledge.
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Quoc-Tan Tran. Ethically Responsible Knowledge Organization Systems: Towards an Intercultural User Interface. ZIN. Issues in Information Science. Information Studies, 2017, 55, no. 2 (110), pp.16 - 29. ⟨hal-01760018⟩



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