Domain analytical information and knowledge organization: investigating the externalist and internalist conception of information
Article publication date: 11 April 2022
Issue publication date: 10 January 2023
The purpose of this paper is to discuss and clarify a possible realist foundation of domain analysis and knowledge organization, and in this vein, investigate into how the concept of information is to be understood at a lower but necessary conceptual level in domain analysis.
The paper investigates into the foundation of domain analysis as formulated by Birger Hjørland, and develops a realist framework for domain analytical information and knowledge organization based on critical realism.
Information can meaningfully be considered as the prerequisite for domain analysis, and critical realism may provide for a realist ontological framework for domain analysis and knowledge organization.
The paper includes new insights into the foundation of information and domain analysis.
Thellefsen, M.M. (2023), "Domain analytical information and knowledge organization: investigating the externalist and internalist conception of information", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 79 No. 1, pp. 21-35. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-07-2021-0126
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