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Multiple terminologies: an obstacle to information retrieval

McCulloch, E. (2004) Multiple terminologies: an obstacle to information retrieval. Library Review, 53 (6). pp. 297-300. ISSN 0024-2535

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    Abstract

    An issue currently at the forefront of digital library research is the prevalence of disparate terminologies and the associated limitations imposed on user searching. It is thought that semantic interoperability is achievable by improving the compatibility between terminologies and classification schemes, enabling users to search multiple resources simultaneously and improve retrieval effectiveness through the use of associated terms drawn from several schemes. This article considers the terminology issue before outlining various proposed methods of tackling it, with a particular focus on terminology mapping.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 2321
    Keywords: terminologies, resource discovery, Electronic information resources, Library and Information Sciences
    Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources > Electronic information resources
    Department: Professional Services > Information Services
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      Depositing user: Miss Emma McCulloch
      Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2006
      Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 13:00
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2321

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