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HILT: a terminology mapping service with a DDC spine

Nicholson, D. and Dawson, A. and Shiri, A. (2006) HILT: a terminology mapping service with a DDC spine. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 42 (3/4). pp. 187-200. ISSN 0163-9374

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Abstract

The role of DDC in the ongoing HILT (High-level Thesaurus) project is discussed. A phased initiative, funded by JISC in the UK, HILT addresses an issue of likely interest to anyone serving users wishing to cross-search or cross-browse groups of networked information services, whether at regional, national or international level - the problem of subject-based retrieval from multiple sources using different subject schemes for resource description. Although all three phases of HILT to date are covered, the primary concern is with the subject interoperability solution piloted in phase II, and with the use of DDC as a spine in that approach.