TITLE

On Semantics As a Social Construction

AUTHOR(S)
Santini, Simone
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Digital Information Management;Dec2005, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p215
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper argues the idea that semantics in an information system is built by a community of users during the activities that the system support. Information systems, therefore, should be limited to find meaningful syntactic relations between the document spaces of interest to the application, and let the users create their own semantics. An example of design along these lines is presented.
ACCESSION #
19696303

 

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