Towards Quality Measures for Evaluating Thesauri

  • Daniel Kless
  • Simon Milton
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16552-8_28

Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 108)
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Kless D., Milton S. (2010) Towards Quality Measures for Evaluating Thesauri. In: Sánchez-Alonso S., Athanasiadis I.N. (eds) Metadata and Semantic Research. MTSR 2010. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 108. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Thesaurus evaluation has often focused on the task of retrieval or analyzed the information environment including factors such as the user, the user interface. Rarely ever has the quality of a thesaurus as an artefact itself been focus of attention. In particular, there are no measures, which provide a holistic description of its intrinsic characteristics as an artefact. This paper suggests a range of abstract measurement constructs based on quality notions in thesaurus literature and inference from other related literature. The suggested measurement constructs allow representing a thesaurus in evaluation approaches, which thereby becomes empirically testable.

Keywords

Thesaurus evaluation thesaurus measures 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Kless
    • 1
  • Simon Milton
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MelbourneAustralia

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