research interests focus on photography, philosophy of image and language, and knowledge representation. My Ph.D. dissertation, Relationship Analysis of Image Descriptions: An Ontological, Content Analytic Approach, examines the feasability of caputring and formalizing how visual objects can relate to one another. 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, and Jacob Migdail-Smith, doctoral student in Mathematics, Syracuse University.
view my recent publications:
“Image descriptions and their relational expressions: a review of the literature and the issues,” in Journal of Documentation, Volume 71, No. 1 (2015);
“Killed Negatives: The Unseen Photographic
Archives,” in Archivaria
Volume 68 (2010),
“The Archival Photograph and Its Meaning: Formalisms for Modeling
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).