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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.