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SKOS for an Integrated Vocabulary Structure (poster)


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A pilot study in which a variety of selected CCT classes and mapped thesaurus entries are encoded with SKOS. Two models of encoding an integrated KOS vocabulary are compared. Presented at DC2008, International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, Berlin, 2008-Sept. 22-26.
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SKOS for an Integrated Vocabulary Structure (poster)

  1. 1. SKOS for Integrated Vocabulary Structure an Marcia L Zeng Wei Fan Xia Lin Kent State University, USA | Chinese Academy of Sciences, China | Drexel University, USA SKOS for [enumerative] Introducing CCT SKOS for Mapped VocabularIes Classification Systems Chinese Classified Thesaurus Option 2. CCT as a new vocabulary Option 1. CCT as a mapping result Beyond thesauri, there are issues: 1. CCT Vocabulary Treat newly coordinated terms and notations as labels of Advantages: 1.! The order of main classes/ schedules concepts. (They did not exist in the original source •! a collected effort led by the National Library of China Semantic relationships are clear vocabulary.) Avoids semantic conflicts in applications •! Use skos:OrderedCollection to include main classes •! an integration of the national standards Chinese Library Disadvantages: and used skos:memberList to show the member in an Classification (CLC) and Chinese Thesaurus (CT) Complicated order. •! a manually created mapping product, providing for each of the Time-consuming 2. Alternative classification notations classes the corresponding thesaurus terms, and vice versa Two kinds of possible situations e.g., [Q89] environmental biology Preferred class: X17 One presentation for both Other issues: •! synthesized numbers (and terms) 2. CCT Format a combination of …! •! the add or divide like numbers 3. Top Concept types…for auxiliary tables, etc. •!i.e., classification number constructed by adding Sub-issue 1. numbers from other parts of the schedule, from a Many-to-one table, or by basing it on a pattern defined in •! Add local attributes? mapping e.g., “hasTopTableConcept” another part of the schedule. •! parallel schedules multiple terms 3. Current CCT Online Interface for one class e.g., the ‘law’ class has two parallel schedules. 4. Notations are constructed in various ways… •!faceted scheme features < -- browsing From CCT Format -- field 260: •!e.g., the ‘bridges’ class has three facets; Sub-issue 2: One–to subgroups are listed under node labels. -many mapping •! full, abridged, and extended (+) numbers Sub-issue 3: Degree of mapping Acknowledgements skos:notation doesn't record how a classification notation is built. This research is the result of collaboration with the Editorial Office Searching ! of Chinese Library Classification at the National Library of China, especially Dongbo Wang and Shuqing Bu.