Cross-concordances: terminology mapping and its effectiveness for information retrieval

Mayr, Philipp and Petras, Vivien Cross-concordances: terminology mapping and its effectiveness for information retrieval., 2008 . In 74th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Québec, Canada. [Conference paper]


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The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research funded a major terminology mapping initiative, which found its conclusion in 2007. The task of this terminology mapping initiative was to organize, create and manage ‘cross-concordances’ between controlled vocabularies (thesauri, classification systems, subject heading lists) centred around the social sciences but quickly extending to other subject areas. 64 crosswalks with more than 500,000 relations were established. In the final phase of the project, a major evaluation effort to test and measure the effectiveness of the vocabulary mappings in an information system environment was conducted. The paper reports on the cross-concordance work and evaluation results.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: IR, Information Retrieval, cross-concordances
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LS. Search engines.
Depositing user: Philipp Mayr
Date deposited: 27 Dec 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16


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