S.K.O.S.: Sentis Knowledge Organization System

Semantics: Access to Subconscious Knowledge


Sentis (Subjective Emotions Network, Transitions, Intensity & States) Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) is a classification scheme that catalogs emotional expressions in a semantic and ontology network.


SKOS serves as a bridge between the user’s language and emotion definitions in the collection. Whether through direct input or searching of topics, SKOS allows the user to narrow or widen the scope of a query and to find what is needed to normalize the data.


SKOS is applicable across languages, cultures and contexts, providing a meaningful standard for everyone to contribute and share emotional knowledge.


SKOS has characteristics that are critical to its use in harnessing intuition.


– Creates a coherent and expandable view of the human emotional map, providing for data collection and research.


– Expressions can be characterized in different ways, depending on the context, language or user defined variables.


– Real-world expressions cataloged in SKOS in various language styles promotes reliable data, prevents data bias.


– A person seeking relevant data in SKOS is able to choose how to process his or her own data with the data represented in the system.


– Modular and culturally neutral SKOS retrieves data across languages, contexts and value systems, producing a universal map of topics and emotional data.
Sentis Knowledge Organization System
SKOS: Sentis Knowledge Organization System