Terminology services and the DDC: the High-Level Thesaurus and beyond

Dunsire, Gordon Terminology services and the DDC: the High-Level Thesaurus and beyond., 2009 . In Dewey goes Europe: on the use and development of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) in European libraries, Vienna (Austria), 28 April 2009. (Unpublished) [Presentation]


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The presentation discusses emerging services for providing controlled terminologies and interoperability between them, the role of the High-Level Thesaurus (HILT) project, and the application of Semantic Web technologies. HILT uses the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) as a terminology mapping spine or switching language between different monolingual (English) subject vocabularies. Pilot services offered by HILT include disambiguation of terms suggested by end-users, spell-checking of user terms, improving the precision of item-level subject searching by suggesting appropriate terms, and selecting catalogues for searching where the collection has subject strengths matching the user’s search strategy. Examples from the Scottish Collections Network (SCONE) and the Intute service are given.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: DDC, high-level thesaurus, HILT, interoperability, landscaping, semantic web, terminology
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > ID. Knowledge representation.
I. Information treatment for information services > IC. Index languages, processes and schemes.
Depositing user: Emma McCulloch
Date deposited: 25 Jun 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/13231


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