Core Module Information
Module title: Information and Knowledge Organization

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: INF10107
Module leader: David Haynes
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics


Description of module content:

This module covers the principles and concepts used to organize and describe information and knowledge. During this module students will study the creation, management and use of metadata, the development of taxonomies, techniques for terminology control and the creation of ontologies. The role of mark-up languages and metadata standards will be investigated along with examples of knowledge organizing Systems (KOS) and knowledge graphs on the semantic web. This module integrates approaches from information science, web design and information retrieval.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine the role of metadata to describe and manage information
LO2: Evaluate different approaches to categorizing information and developing taxonomies
LO3: Create an ontology and appraise ways in which it could be deployed
LO4: Compare knowledge organization techniques that could be used for the design of user interfaces and in information retrieval systems

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: David Haynes
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 4 8 HOURS= 00.15, WORDS= 1000
Essay 70 1,2,3,4 12 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Information and Knowledge Organization