Subject Analysis and Access Section is sponsoring an Open session at WLIC 2022 titled Semantic Shift and Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS). This programme will provide presentations and discussions that focus on the theory and application of semantic change (also known as semantic shift) and the impact on terminology in knowledge organization systems (KOSs). The presentations provide a theoretical perspective and an overview of different types of semantic shift and diachronic change and how these affect KOS representations, how these shifts and changes impact the maintenance of KOS, with consideration for the difference between alphabetical indexing systems and taxonomies or classifications. A number of presentations will focus on implementation, using case studies to discuss how to make changes and lessons learned from such projects.

Join us on Wednesday, July 27, 11:15 – 12:30, Liffey Hall 1.