Need to Categorize: A Comparative Look at the Categories of Universal Decimal Classification System and Wikipedia

Almila Akdag Salah, Cheng Gao, Krzysztof Suchecki, Andrea Scharnhorst
2012 Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology  
This study analyzes the differences between the category structure of the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) system (which is one of the widely used library classification systems in Europe) and Wikipedia. In particular, we compare the emerging structure of category-links to the structure of classes in the UDC. With this comparison we would like to scrutinize the question of how do knowledge maps of the same domain differ when they are created socially (i.e. Wikipedia) as opposed to when
more » ... y are created formally (UDC) using classification theory. As a case study, we focus on the category of "Arts".
doi:10.1162/leon_a_00344 fatcat:tyaspcddorfrbh6dixgh3enbpu