Towards Terminology Services: Experiences from the FACET project

Douglas Tudhope

Reader, School of Computing
University of Glamorgan
Pontypridd, Wales (UK)

24 April 2006

9:30-11:00 a.m.
Presentation and Q&A

11:00-11:30 a.m.

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Kilgour Auditorium
6565 Frantz Road
Dublin, OH 43017-3395

This presentation is free and open to the public.

Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS), such as classifications, gazetteers, taxonomies and thesauri, can underpin a range of discovery and retrieval tools. They act as 'semantic road maps' and make possible a common orientation by indexers and searchers (both human and machine).

Douglas Tudhope of the University of Glamorgan directed the FACET project which explored the potential of semantic expansion in search and browsing, based on faceted thesaurus relationships. His presentation will discuss experiences from the FACET project and implications for terminology services. Examples of ongoing work will be explored, drawing on the SKOS RDF representation and API. In addition, Mr. Tudhope will discuss general lessons from the (Library and Information Science) KOS tradition that might inform AI-based Semantic Web efforts.

Background information

Douglas Tudhope is Reader in the School of Computing, University of Glamorgan and leads the Hypermedia Research Unit. He directed the FACET project funded by the UK national science research council (EPSRC) in collaboration with the UK Science Museum, the J. Paul Getty Trust (which provided the Art and Architecture Thesaurus for the project), the Museum Documentation Association, and the Canadian Heritage Information Network. Currently, he is Editor of the journal New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia and acting Theme Editor, Information Discovery, Journal of Digital Information ( JoDI).



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