An Overview of Classification Technologies

  • K.S. Raghavan Centre for Knowledge Analytics & Ontological Engineering (KanOE) PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore-560 059 E-mail:
  • M. Krishnamurthy DRTC, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore-560 059 E-mail:
Keywords: Knowledge organisation, library classification systems, classification technologies


Knowledge organisation is a sub-discipline of Information Studies and has its roots in Philosophy. Being application-oriented, it is an area of major interest to librarians, webpage designers, information architects, and semantic web community. The paper examines the scope of ‘knowledge organisation’ and its various facets. The different approaches to knowledge organisation are examined and the requirements in the context of digital environment are highlighted. An overview of the major trends and approaches is provided.

How to Cite
RaghavanK., & KrishnamurthyM. (2013). An Overview of Classification Technologies. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 33(4).
Special Issue on Visualising Libraries