Allen C. Benson, Writer, Photographer, Librarian


Allen C. Benson
Allen Benson, Newport, Rhode Island

My research interests focus on photography, philosophy of image, and knowledge representation. My Ph.D. dissertation. Relationship Analysis of  Image Descriptions: An Ontological, Content Analytic Approach, examines how humans express relationships when describing images. I am currently working on the ontology of the photograph and ontology-based representation in the Scone knowledge-base system. I perform this work with Dr. Scott E. Fahlman, Carnegie Mellon University.

Please view my recent publications: “Killed Negatives: The Unseen Photographic Archives,” in Archivaria Volume 68 (2010), “The Archival Photograph and Its Meaning: Formalisms for Modeling Images,” Journal of Archival Organization Volume 7, Number 4 (2009); “OntoPhoto and the Role of Ontology in Organizing Knowledge,” Knowledge Organization Volume 38, Number 2 (2011), and my most recent paper “Capturing relationships expressed in image descriptions: A preliminary investigation,” BiD: textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentacio, Number 27 (2011).

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