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Terminology server for improved resource discovery: analysis of model and functions

Macgregor, G. and McCulloch, E. and Nicholson, D. (2007) Terminology server for improved resource discovery: analysis of model and functions. In: Second International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research, 2007-10-11 - 2007-10-12.

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Abstract

This paper considers the potential to improve distributed information retrieval via a terminologies server. The restriction upon effective resource discovery caused by the use of disparate terminologies across services and collections is outlined, before considering a DDC spine based approach involving inter-scheme mapping as a possible solution. The developing HILT model is discussed alongside other existing models and alternative approaches to solving the terminologies problem. Results from the current HILT pilot are presented to illustrate functionality and suggestions are made for further research and development.