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Analysis of equivalence mapping for terminology services

McCulloch, E. and Macgregor, G. (2008) Analysis of equivalence mapping for terminology services. Journal of Information Science, 34 (1). pp. 70-92. ISSN 0165-5515

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    Abstract

    This paper assesses the range of equivalence or mapping types required to facilitate interoperability in the context of a distributed terminology server. A detailed set of mapping types were examined, with a view to determining their validity for characterizing relationships between mappings from selected terminologies (AAT, LCSH, MeSH, and UNESCO) to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) scheme. It was hypothesized that the detailed set of 19 match types proposed by Chaplan in 1995 is unnecessary in this context and that they could be reduced to a less detailed conceptually-based set. Results from an extensive mapping exercise support the main hypothesis and a generic suite of match types are proposed, although doubt remains over the current adequacy of the developing Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) Core Mapping Vocabulary Specification (MVS) for inter-terminology mapping.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 3173
    Keywords: classification, interoperability, knowledge organisation systems, SKOS Core, terminologies, vocabulary mapping, Hilt3, Electronic information resources, Library and Information Sciences, Information Systems
    Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources > Electronic information resources
    Department: Professional Services > Information Services
    Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
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      Depositing user: Miss Emma McCulloch
      Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2007
      Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 00:51
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3173

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