Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Terminology Mapping

Challenges and issues in terminology mapping: a digital library perspective by McCulloch, Emma and Shiri, Ali and Nicholson, Dennis is now available in PDF format.
Effective information retrieval within digital libraries is limited by the lack of semantic interoperability between subject schemes used by online services and collections. The use of multiple terminologies and ad hoc modifications to standard schemes prevents users from cross searching multiple repositories, cross-sectoral resources and interdisciplinary material. In order to overcome this, improved compatibility between schemes is required. This paper considers potential solutions to the terminology problem, with a particular focus on the mapping approach. Key aspects of the mapping technique are discussed with reference to practical applications and initiatives.

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