Transformation of a Keyword Indexed Collection into a Semantic Repository: Applicability to the Urban Domain

  • Javier Lacasta
  • Javier Nogueras-Iso
  • Jacques Teller
  • Gilles Falquet
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6966)


In the information retrieval context, resource collections are frequently classified using thesauri. However, the limited semantics provided by thesauri restricts the collection search and browsing capabilities. This work focuses on improving these capabilities by transforming a set of resources indexed according to a thesaurus into a semantically tagged collection. The core mechanism for building this collection is based on the conversion of the domain specific thesaurus (indexing the collection of resources) into a domain ontology connected to an upper level ontology. The feasibility of this work has been tested in the urban domain by transforming the resources accessible through the European Urban Knowledge Network into a Linked Data repository.


Link Data Knowledge Model SPARQL Query Narrow Relation Green Public Procurement 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Lacasta
    • 1
  • Javier Nogueras-Iso
    • 1
  • Jacques Teller
    • 2
  • Gilles Falquet
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Science and Systems Engineering Dept.Universidad de ZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.LEMAUniversité de LiègeBelgium
  3. 3.Centre universitaire d’informatiqueUniversité de GenèveSwitzerland

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