Summary of High-level Thesaurus (HILT) Mapping Work - Principal Results

George Macgregor, Emma McCulloch

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One continuing problem inherent in the terminology mapping process - whether intellectual or automated - is accurately characterising the type of mapping match found between terminologies. The assumption underpinning mapping is that equivalence can exist between disparate Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) and their respective terminologies; however, exact equivalence is rarely attainable. This brief report summarises terminology mapping and equivalence issues found as part of the Jisc funded High-level Thesaurus (HILT) project (phase III), in particular the match types required to support machine-to-machine (M2M) terminology services.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2006


  • knowledge organization systems
  • KOS
  • terminology mapping
  • terminology services
  • resource discovery
  • concept equivalence
  • match types
  • Chaplan


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