Subject semantic interoperabilty
Final Report of the Subcommittee on Semantic Interoperability to the ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee.
An information system managing its own subject access for a single resource can relatively easily produce a successful database. However, there is an increasing need to access multiple resources in multiple languages or with multiple thesauri or controlled vocabularies. To a point, multiple controlled vocabularies and knowledge organization systems (KOS) can be made to interoperate. However, without appropriate design, the resulting search results will be non-semantic and of little value to users. Given that converging information systems with theiridiosyncratic histories and social functions are likely to produce overlaps, seams, and gaps in the compositewhole, the Subject Analysis Committee formed the Subcommittee on Semantic Interoperability to investigate what techniques are currently being employed by developers to minimize loss of meaning and create true semantic interoperability.
original_citation: Subject Semantic Interoperability : Final Report of the Subcommittee on Semantic Interoperability to the ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee (Chicago : Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, 2006)
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