Analysis of equivalence mapping for terminology services

E. McCulloch, G. Macgregor

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages70-92
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Information Science
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2008

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equivalence
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Keywords

  • classification
  • interoperability
  • knowledge organisation systems
  • SKOS Core
  • terminologies
  • vocabulary mapping
  • resource discovery
  • Knowledge Organization Systems
  • KOS

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McCulloch, E. ; Macgregor, G. / Analysis of equivalence mapping for terminology services. In: Journal of Information Science. 2008 ; Vol. 34, No. 1. pp. 70-92.
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