The HILT project is researching the problems of facilitating interoperability of subject descriptions in a distributed multi-scheme environment. HILT Phase I found a UK community consensus in favour of utilising an inter-scheme mapping service to improve interoperability. HILT Phase II investigated the approach by building a pilot server, and identified a range of issues that would have to be tackled if an operational service was to be successful. HILT Phase III will implement a centralised version of an M2M pilot, but will aim to design it so that the possibility of a move to a distributed service remains open. This aim will impact on likely future research concerns in Phase III and beyond. Wide adoption of a distributed approach to the problem could lead to the creation of a framework within which regional, national, and international efforts in the area can be harmonised and co-ordinated.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2006|
|Event||International Conference on Digital Libraries - New Delhi, India|
Duration: 5 Dec 2006 → 8 Dec 2006
|Conference||International Conference on Digital Libraries|
|City||New Delhi, India|
|Period||5/12/06 → 8/12/06|
- SKOS Core
- information retrieval
Nicholson, D., & McCulloch, E. (2006). Investigating the feasibility of a distributed, mapping-based, approach to solving subject interoperability problems in a multi-scheme, cross-service, retrieval environment. Paper presented at International Conference on Digital Libraries, New Delhi, India, .