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Evaluating Thesaurus Alignments for Semantic Interoperability in the Library Domain
March/April 2009 (vol. 24 no. 2)
pp. 76-86
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Shenghui Wang, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Claus Zinn, Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics
Henk Matthezing, Koninklijke Bibliotheek
Lourens van der Meij, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Stefan Schlobach, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Thesaurus alignments play an important role in realizing efficient access to heterogeneous cultural-heritage data. Current technology, however, provides only limited value for such access because it fails to bridge the gap between theoretical study and practical application requirements. This article explores common real-world library problems and identifies solutions that focus on the application-embedded study, development, and evaluation of matching technology.

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Index Terms:
thesaurus alignment, ontology matching, application-specific evaluation, libraries
Citation:
Antoine Isaac, Shenghui Wang, Claus Zinn, Henk Matthezing, Lourens van der Meij, Stefan Schlobach, "Evaluating Thesaurus Alignments for Semantic Interoperability in the Library Domain," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 76-86, March-April 2009, doi:10.1109/MIS.2009.26
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