HILT at Mdr

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HILT at Mdr

  1. 1. Help us make HILT's terminology services useful in your information service CETIS MDR SIG meeting 6 th May 2008 R. John Robertson
  2. 2. What is HILT? <ul><li>Helping map those shovels… helping people find things where they expect/ in their own terms… </li></ul><ul><li>One of the terminology services of JISC’s e-infrastructure </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is HILT? (2) <ul><li>Creating pilot web services that will deliver machine-readable terminology and cross-terminology mappings </li></ul><ul><li>Based on SRW/U, SOAP and SKOS </li></ul><ul><li>When fully operational HILT will help improve YOUR subject search and browse mechanisms (but still be invisible to your users). </li></ul><ul><li>HILT gives you machine-processable data on selected individual subject schemes (broader terms, narrower terms, hierarchy information, preferred and non-preferred terms, and so on) and interoperability data. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is HILT? (3) <ul><li>It provides the best terms for a subject search in a remote service that uses a subject scheme unfamiliar to &quot;home service&quot; users. </li></ul><ul><li>HILT currently has the following KOS (Knowledge Organisation Systems) mounted and available: AAT, CAB, GCMD, HASSET, IPSV, LCSH, MeSH, NMR, SCAS, UNESCO, and DDC. </li></ul><ul><li>Improving recall in a subject search of one or more databases by enriching the set of terms known to a user by providing synonyms and related terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Generating an interactive browse structure where a scheme is arranged hierarchically. </li></ul><ul><li>Taking a user's subject term and using it to identify available information services with subject coverage relevant to the query via collections and/or services databases such as IESR ( http://iesr.ac.uk/ ) and SCONE ( http://scone.strath.ac.uk/service/ ) </li></ul>
  5. 5. HILT wants you! <ul><li>HILT is about to begin at least six months of ‘public’ testing. Individuals or services interested in participating, should begin by joining the HILT-Collaborators email list at http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=hilt-collaborators&A=1 . </li></ul><ul><li>Note: this is only for testing purposes. They cannot and should not be built into operational services. </li></ul>
  6. 6. More Information <ul><li>http://hilt.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Help us make HILT's terminology services useful in your information service http://widwisawn.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/issues/vol5/5_4_2.html </li></ul><ul><li>Emma McCulloch, Project Manager, [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Dennis Nicholson, Project Director, [email_address] </li></ul>

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