Conceptual Provenance in Indexing Languages

  • Joseph T. TennisEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


This chapter discusses conceptual provenance, the phenomenon of conceptual change in indexing languages through the introduction of the author’s previous work. Observations from looking at large classification schemes, like ontogeny, semantic gravity, and collocative integrity, are introduced. The chapter closes with a discussion of key challenges in the methodology and outlines future research.


Indexing Information retrieval Knowledge Organization Ontogeny Provenance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information School, University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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