Proceedings of the 15th international conference on Theory and practice of digital libraries: research and advanced technology for digital libraries
TPDL - Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
September 25–29, 2011
Stefan Gradmann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
[en] ontology ; thesaurus ; urban development
[en] In the information retrieval context, resource collections are frequently classified using thesauri. However, the limited semantics pro- vided 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 ontol- ogy. 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.
LEMA - Local Environment Management and Analysis ; Lepur : Centre de Recherche en Sciences de la Ville, du Territoire et du Milieu rural