Category Archives: Vocabularies

Challenges and issues in terminology mapping

A good review article: McCulloch, E.; Shiri, A.; & Nicholson, D. (2005).  Challenges and issues in terminology mapping:  A digital library perspective.  The Electronic Library, 23(6), 671-677. The abstract: Purpose – In light of information retrieval problems caused by the … Continue reading

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User-centered indexing

Fidel, R. (1994). User-centered indexing. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 45(8), 572-576. User-centered indexing: requires we index reflecting the approach users would take to find a document. Document centered: that indexing, like abstracts, creates surrogates for documents. … Continue reading

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A Faceted Classification as the Basis of a Faceted Terminology: Conversion of a Classified Structure to Thesaurus Format in the Bliss Bibliographic Classification, 2nd Edition

Citation: Vanda Broughton. A Faceted Classification as the Basis of a Faceted Terminology: Conversion of a Classified Structure to Thesaurus Format in the Bliss Bibliographic Classification, 2nd Edition. Axiomathes. 2008, 18(2): 193-210 This paper develops a faceted thesaurus based on … Continue reading

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Commercial Controlled Vocabulary Software Evaluation

Comparative evaluation of thesaurus creation software. (Hedden, 2008) This article compares three commercial thesaurus creation and maintenance tools; MultiTes, Term Tree 2000, and WebChoir TCS-10. The author sets out requirements for thesaurus maintenance, taken from published standards, that the three … Continue reading

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ThManager: An open source tool for creating and visualizing SKOS

Lacasta, J., Nogueras-Iso, J., Lopez-Pellicer, F. J., Muro-Medrano, P. R., & Zarazaga-Soria, F. J. (2007). ThManager: An open source tool for creating and visualizing SKOS. Information Technology and Libraries, 26(3), 39-50. In this paper, the authors presented the design and … Continue reading

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A reference model for user-system interaction in thesaurus-based searching

Citation Blocks, D., Cunliffe, D., & Tudhope, D. (2006). A reference model for user-system interaction in thesaurus-based searching. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57(12), 1655-1665. doi: 10.1002/asi.20482. Summary The authors of this article have presented … Continue reading

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Analysis of equivalence mapping for terminology services

Citation: McCulloch, E & Macgregor, G. (2008). Analysis of equivalence mapping for terminology services. Journal of Information Science, 34 (1), p. 70-92. Rationale: Terminology mapping is evident in a number of KOS interoperability approaches. It involves imposing equivalence, conceptual and … Continue reading

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Associative and spatial relationships in thesaurus-based retrieval

Alani, H., Jones, C. and Tudhope, D. (2000). Associative and spatial relationships in thesaurus-based retrieval. In: Proc. 4th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL), Lisbon, Portugal. pp. 45-58. Research Questions and Goals How to perform query expansion without getting search … Continue reading

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LCSH, SKOS and Linked Data

A technique for converting Library of Congress Subject Headings MARCXML to Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) RDF is described. Strengths of the SKOS vocabulary are highlighted, as well as possible points for extension, and the integration of other semantic web vocabularies such as Dublin Core. An application for making the vocabulary available as linked- data on the Web is also described. Continue reading

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Trends and Issues in Establishing Interoperability Among Knowledge Organization Systems

Summary This report finished by Marcia Lei Zeng and Lois Mai chan analyze the methodologies used in establishing interoperability among knowledge organization systems (KOS).The development and trends of KOS are discussed with reference to the online era and the Internet … Continue reading

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