The role of keywords in information architecture

Wiesław Babik

Jagiellonian University

The determination and discussion of the significance and roles of keywords in the information architecture systems is the object and goal of this presentation. This task will be fulfilled by defining keywords, as well as such their contemporary derivatives as e.g. tags. Traditional functions of keywords will be examined. Owing to the fact that the keywords can play a number of different roles, this presentation will stress specific keyword functions and tasks performed in present-day information architecture systems used in the Internet. Theoretical considerations will be accompanied by the demonstration of keyword examples occurring in information architecture of the selected information and information retrieval systems.

information architecture, keywords, tags
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