Because the organization of knowledge is so fundamental to
intelligent performance, classification research keeps appearing
in new application areas. At next fall's annual meeting, three
of the panels proposed by SIGCR deal with such new developments.
Two of these proposed panels on new applications focus on
"Classification and Retrieval for Software Reuse." They
deal with issues concerning information retrieval for
software reuse. These two panels, organized by Marlene
Rockmore and Susanne Humphrey, include as speakers Hanne
Albrectsen, Bill Frakes, Ruben Prietro-Diaz, Roy Rada and
A third panel focuses on new applications in office
settings. It is titled "Knowledge Management Systems: The
Role of Classification Research" and was organized by Matt
Moore. The proposed panelists include William Noah,
Dagobert Soergel and Irene Travis. This panel is concerned
with methods for helping people in large organizations to
find the information they need.
There are three additional proposed panels that deal with topics
of continuing interest to the field.
Rebecca Green, Susanne Humphrey and Phil Smith have proposed
to present a tutorial on the use of "Frames in Support of
Jim Anderson, Marcia Bates, Raya Fidel and Bella Hass
Weinberg have proposed a session discussing "Standards for
Information Retrieval Indexes."
Jim Anderson, Raya Fidel and Alexa McCray are part of a
proposed session to describe research on "The Use of
Thesauri to Support End-User Searching."