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Creating ontological metadata for digital library content and services

By William P. Birmingham and Peter C. Weinstein

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We create ontological content metadata by generating it from MARC (MAchine Readable Cataloging) data. MARC contains much information that is hard to exploit computationally. In particular, relationships between works are implicit in shared values and natural language notes. The conversion process involves specifying an ontological model, mapping MARC to the ontology, and reasoning about the data to create explicit links between works

Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Year: 1998
DOI identifier: 10.1007/s007990050034
OAI identifier: oai:deepblue.lib.umich.edu:2027.42/42334
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