Semantic Interoperability in Digital Library Systems

Manjula Patel, Traugott Koch, Martin Doerr, Chrisa Tsinaraki

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    This report is a state-of-the-art overview of activities and research being undertaken in areas relating to semantic interoperability in digital library systems. It has been undertaken as part of the cluster activity of WP5: Knowledge Extraction and Semantic Interoperability (KESI). The authors and contributors draw on the research expertise and experience of a number of organisations (UKOLN, ICS-FORTH, NETLAB, TUC-MUSIC, University of Glamorgan) as well as several work-packages (WP5: Knowledge Extraction and Semantic Interoperability; WP3: Audio-Visual and Non-traditional Objects) within the DELOS2 NoE. In addition, a workshop was held [KESI Workshop Sept. 2004] (co-located with ECDL 2004) in order to provide a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to the topic of this report. We are grateful to those who participated in the forum and for their valuable comments, which have helped to shape this report. Definitions of interoperability, syntactic interoperability and semantic interoperability are presented noting that semantic interoperability is very much about matching concepts as a basis. The NSF Post Digital Libraries Futures Workshop: Wave of the Future [NSF Workshop] has identified semantic interoperability as being of primary importance in digital library research.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherUKOLN, University of Bath
    Number of pages72
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

    Bibliographical note

    Report originally published on DELOS2 WP5 website


    • knowledge organisation systems
    • digital libraries
    • semantic interoperability

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)


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