This is the blog of the Special Interest Group on Classification Research of ASIS&T, the Association for Information Science and Technology.
SIG/CR studies the fundamental principles, underlying processes, and analytic constructs of classification schemes and procedures by humans or automata. It is concerned with organizing information, and includes indexing, index construction, indexing language, thesaurus construction, terminology, classification of information in any form, and testing and evaluating the effectiveness of these products. It is also concerned with the ability to develop abstractions from perceived reality. Theoretical emphases include cognition, grouping and organization of groupings, and linguistics.
Our ASIS&T web presence can be found here.
The proceedings from recent SIG/CR workshops, which mostly take place in combination with the ASIS&T Annual Meetings, can be found here, in the online journal of SIG/CR. The Advances in Classification Research Online is the chief publishing organ for the Special Interest Group on Classification Research of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Published yearly, it contains papers presented at the annual workshop that advance our understanding on any and all aspects of classification.