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Title A Method to Convert Thesauri to SKOS
Abstract Thesauri can be useful resources for indexing and retrieval on the Semantic Web, but often they are not published in RDF/OWL. To convert thesauri to RDF for use in Semantic Web applications and to ensure the quality and utility of the conversion a structured method is required. Moreover, if different thesauri are to be interoperable without complicated mappings, a standard schema for thesauri is required. This paper presents a method for conversion of thesauri to the SKOS RDF/OWL schema, which is a proposal for such a standard under development by W3Cs Semantic Web Best Practices Working Group. We apply the method to three thesauri: IPSV, GTAA and MeSH. With these case studies we evaluate our method and the applicability of SKOS for representing thesauri.
Organisation CCLRC , ESC
Keywords Physics , Materials , Chemistry , Engineering , Natural environment , Biology , Archaeology , RDF , Semantic Web , Thesauri , KOS , SKOS
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Language English (EN)
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 3rd Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2006), Budva, Montenegro, 11-14 Jun 2006, (2006). skospapereswc06.pdf 2006