Evaluating Thesaurus Alignments for Semantic Interoperability in the Library Domain

Antoine Isaac, Shenghui Wang, Claus Zinn, Henk Matthezing, Lourens van der Meij, Stefan Schlobach
2009 IEEE Intelligent Systems  
Thesaurus alignments play an important role in realising efficient access to heterogeneous Cultural Heritage data. Current technology, however, provides only limited value for such access as it fails to bridge the gap between theoretical study and user needs that stem from practical application requirements. In this paper, we explore common real-world problems of a library, and identify solutions that would greatly benefit from a more application embedded study, development, and evaluation of
more » ... and evaluation of matching technology. keywords thesaurus alignments, ontology matching, (application-specific) evaluation, libraries 6 This paper is a major revision and extension of previous work [3] . It clarifies problem descriptions, adds the search scenario to the list of common library problems, and extends evaluation as well as cross-scenario comparison. 7 See http://macs.cenl.org. 8 For an overview of individual tools, see Ch. 6 of [1]. 9 See http://wordnet.princeton.edu. Brinkman annotations; instance-based methods to learn a function rather than a relation from this data are thus doomed to a certain extent of inaccuracy.
doi:10.1109/mis.2009.26 fatcat:aximdvokuna4lp6tvk23gkie7y