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Advances in Classification Research, Volume 12 Proceedings of annual ASIST workshop are published

Advances in Classification Research, Volume 12
January 8, 2004, Medford, New Jersey—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the publication of Advances in Classification Research, Volume 12, comprising the proceedings of the 12th annual American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) SIG/CR classification workshop. The volume is the latest release in the ASIST Monograph Series—a scholarly series published by ITI on behalf of ASIST.

Beginning with the keynote presentation by Professor Dagobert Soergel of the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, Advances for Classification Research, Volume 12 includes all the papers presented at the workshop, which was held in Washington, D.C. on November 4, 2001. Each paper concludes with a transcript of the question-and-answer session and discussion that followed the live presentation.

The papers presented at the workshop and included in the new volume are:

• “The Many Uses of Classification: Enriched Thesauri, Ontologies, and Taxonomies as Knowledge Sources,” by Dagobert Soergel

• “Facilitating Retrieval of Fiction Works in Online Catalogs,” by Allyson Carlyle and Sara Ranger

• “Constructing an Ontology for WWW Summarization in Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT),” by Brigitte Endres-Niggemeyer, Bernd Hertenstein, Claudia Villiger, and Carsten Ziegert

• “Defining Clinical Similarity Among ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Codes: Diagnosis Cluster Schemes,” by Stephanie W. Haas, Debbie A. Travers, Anna E. Waller, Brian Hilligoss, Molly Cahill, and Patricia F. Pearce

• “Multilevel Approaches to Concepts and Formal Ontologies,” by Uta Priss

• “Layers of Meaning: Disentangling Subject Access Interoperability,” by Joseph T. Tennis

The volume, edited by associate professor Efthimis N. Efthimiadis, includes a preface by the editor and a comprehensive index. Efthimiadis, of The Information School at the University of Washington, is also the editor of Volume 8 in the series.

“The rationale for the workshop from the beginning has been to showcase the multidisciplinary bases of classification research,” Efthimiadis said. “The diversity of viewpoints represented in these papers successfully continues this tradition.”

Advances in Classification Research, Volume 12 (136 pp/softbound/$31.60 ASIST member/$39.50 nonmember/ISBN: 1-57387-198-2) is published by Information Today, Inc. on behalf of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). For more information or to order, contact the publisher directly at (800) 300-9868 [outside the U.S. call (609) 654-6266]; fax (609) 654-4309; e-mail; or log on to the ITI Web site at

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