Taxonomy Alignment for Interoperability Between Heterogeneous Digital Libraries
Resources located in digital libraries are labeled (or classified) based on taxonomies. On multiple digital libraries, however, heterogeneity between taxonomies is a serious problem for efficient interoperation processes (e.g., information sharing and query transformation). In order to overcome this problem, we propose a novel framework based on aligning taxonomies of digital libraries. Thereby, the best mapping between concepts has to be discovered to maximize the summation of a set of partial similarities. For experimentation, three digital libraries were built based on different taxonomies. Taxonomy alignment-based resource retrieval was evaluated by human experts, and we measured recall and precision measures retrieved by concept replacement strategy.
KeywordsDigital Library Query Expansion Class Similarity Alignment Process Conceptual Query
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