By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- A new study on Information Technology is now available. According to news reporting originating in Granada, Spain, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "This study takes classifications of musical instruments from three different cultural regions to show that the model of knowledge organization in use is not appropriated for cultural integration. The set of categories used for the analysed instruments have been taken from previous work of M. Kartomi and M. Lopez-Huertas. Analysis."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Granada, "The selected categories have been processed according to the concept theory developed by Dalhberg as a departure point. Categories from the three cultures are compared according to their meaning in order to see if there are matches or not and the degree of each of them. From a total set of 54 categories, 22 are fully shared (40.7%), 5 partially shared (9.2%) and 17 (31.4%) not shared by the three regions. There is a significant set of interchangeable or essential categories for the studied area. Citation order is problematic because it is not shared by any of the three cultures, resulting in different schemas although the shared categories are high. It is much affected by cultural values. It has been demonstrated with real data how culture affects categorization and citation order."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The considerable number of shared categories suggests that it is possible to build integrated intercultural systems."
For more information on this research see: Transcultural categorization in contextualized domains. Information Research-An International Electronic Journal, 2013;18(3):279-286. Information Research-An International Electronic Journal can be contacted at: Univ Sheffield Dept Information Studies, Univ Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, S Yorks, England.
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.J. Lopez-Huertas, University of Granada, Fac Comunicac & Documentac, Colegio Maximo Cartuja, E-18071 Granada, Spain.
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