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FERREYRA, Diego. Sistemas de organización del conocimiento: propuesta de un modelo unificado de definición. Palabra clave [online]. 2021, vol.11, n.1, pp.141-141. ISSN 1853-9912.

The aim of this paper is to propose a unified model for the definition of Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS). In the first place, we offer a survey of different definitions of KOS and the resulting typologies. We summarize what we consider certain theoretical weaknesses contained in the available bibliography, in order to point out that there is a need to draw attention to the different theories of meaning underlying in the different conceptions of KOS. Based on the criticisms and problems raised, a definition of KOS is proposed. In this new definition, KOS are understood as social infrastructures of symbolic mediation differentiated from other social devices due to their systematic and formal character. Likewise, the notion of cognitive authority is established as an organizing factor in the spectrum of types of systems for organizing knowledge. Finally, based on the model proposed, we offer a spectrum of types of KOS.

Keywords : Classification of knowledge; Knowledge organization; Knowledge representation; Knowledge organization systems; Knowledge infrastructures.

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