News from 2024

Data is now the cornerstone of advanced research across various fields, including the humanities and social sciences. These disciplines increasingly rely on data, generating new information as evidence or demonstrating innovative practices. To combat research fraud and promote broader dissemination, publication venues now require data sharing. Recognizing the importance of open data environments, it’s crucial to provide scholars with easy access. Despite growing interest, efforts in data aggregation and dissemination remain inconsistent. The Dublin Core Data Institute (DCDI) aims to unite data scientists and scholars, establishing a federated data service to address key challenges and develop comprehensive open data resources for humanities and social science research.

An NKOS Workshop will be held at DCMI 2024, the twenty-second International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, October 20-23, Toronto, Canada. The NKOS Workshop is particularly interested in how knowledge organization systems (KOS) are being used or can be used to make automation intelligent. For example, one problem with LLMs is “hallucinations” where the application generates a response to a prompt that is “correct” but not true. How can KOS be integrated with LLMs to guide their responses so that they do not produce “hallucinations”? The workshop will feature demonstrations from projects working in this exciting area.