Allen C. Benson, Writer, Photographer, Librarian


Allen C. Benson
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My 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.

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), and most recently, “OntoPhoto and the Role of Ontology in Organizing Knowledge,” Knowledge Organization Volume 38, Number 2 (2011). 

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