Recent applications of Knowledge Organization Systems: introduction to a special issue

Philipp Mayr*, Douglas Tudhope, Stella Dextre Clarke, Marcia Lei Zeng, Xia Lin

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This special issue of the International Journal of Digital Libraries evolved from the 13th Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOSs) workshop held at the joint Digital Libraries conference 2014 in London. The focus of the workshop was ‘Mapping between Linked Data vocabularies of KOS’ and ‘Meaningful Concept Display and Meaningful Visualization of KOS’. The issue presents six papers on the general theme on both conceptual aspects and technical implementation of NKOS. We dedicate this special issue to our long-term colleague and friend Johan De Smedt who died in June 2015 while we were editing the special issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal on Digital Libraries
Issue number1
Early online date4 Sept 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016


  • Compositionality of KOS relationships
  • Interoperability
  • KOS digital heritage applications
  • KOS mapping
  • Linked Data vocabularies
  • Networked Knowledge Organization Systems
  • Spatial and temporal Gazetteers


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