Genette, intertextuality and KO

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Recent approaches to KO have explored the notion of intertextuality and considered ways in which such abstract concepts derived from literary theory might form the foundation for the design of novel and rich information retrieval systems. In this paper, the notion of intertextuality is examined, and its use by knowledge organization researchers explored. Gerard Genette’s work in particular has been used with some success to map out the possibilities offered by applying the concept of intertextuality to the design of information retrieval systems. The paper will examine some KO systems which reveal the traces of intertextual poetics in their design, including the FRBR model which in its mapping of intertextuality, articulates some of Genette’s categories while stopping short of actualising the more subjective and interpretative categories. The paper concludes with speculation about whether and how these categories might be accommodated in a Web 2.0 interactive digital bibliosphere.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Organization in the 21st Century
Subtitle of host publicationBetween Historical Patterns and Future Prospects
EditorsWieslaw Babik
ISBN (Print)9783956500404
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2014
EventThirteenth International ISKO Conference 19-22 May 2014 Kraków - Kraków , Poland
Duration: 19 May 201422 May 2014


ConferenceThirteenth International ISKO Conference 19-22 May 2014 Kraków
Period19 May 201422 May 2014


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