BIB-R: A Benchmark for the Interpretation of Bibliographic Records

  • Joffrey Decourselle
  • Fabien DuchateauEmail author
  • Trond Aalberg
  • Naimdjon Takhirov
  • Nicolas Lumineau
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9819)


In a global context which promotes the use of explicit semantics for sharing information and developing new services, the MAchine Readable Cataloguing (MARC) format that is commonly used by libraries worldwide has demonstrated its limitations. The semantic model for representing cultural items presented in the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) is expected to be a successor of MARC, and the complex transformation of MARC catalogs to FRBR catalogs (FRBRization) led to the proposition of various tools and approaches. However, these projects and the results they achieve are difficult to compare on a fair basis due to a lack of common datasets and appropriate metrics. Our contributions fill this gap by proposing the first public benchmark for the FRBRization process.


Benchmark Migration Record interpretation FRBRization LRM FRBR MARC Dataset Evaluation metric 



This work has been partially supported by the French Agency ANRT (, the company PROGILONE (, a PHC Aurora funding (#34047VH) and a CNRS PICS funding (#PICS06945).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joffrey Decourselle
    • 1
  • Fabien Duchateau
    • 1
    Email author
  • Trond Aalberg
    • 2
  • Naimdjon Takhirov
    • 3
  • Nicolas Lumineau
    • 1
  1. 1.LIRIS, UMR5205, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1LyonFrance
  2. 2.NTNUTrondheimNorway
  3. 3.Westerdals - Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology - Faculty of TechnologyOsloNorway

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