Allen Benson & Gordon Nelson
research interests focus on photography, philosophy of image, and how
humans use language to represent knowledge about entities. You may view
my Ph.D. dissertation Relationship Analysis of Image Descriptions: An Ontological, Content Analytic Approach, which 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.
view my recent publications: “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), and most recently, “OntoPhoto and the Role of
Ontology in Organizing Knowledge,” Knowledge Organization
Volume 38, Number 2 (2011).