Towards terminology services: Experiences with a pilot web service thesaurus browser

Douglas Tudhope*, Ceri Binding

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The lack of standardised access and interchange formats impedes wider use of terminology resources on the Web. General programmatic access requires commonly agreed protocols. The paper discusses initial experiments with a pilot web service demonstrator for the SKOS API protocol. This 'rich client' browser displayed details for concepts from the GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus (GEMET). The user interface is described and the importance of caching for fast response emphasized. Limitations of the current system are discussed and directions for future work outlined. The API appears to support client applications of this type but further refinement of the API is required.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications
Subtitle of host publicationDC-2005--Madrid Proceedings
PublisherDublin Core Metadata Initiative
Pages241-244
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2005

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications
PublisherDublin Core Metadata Initiative
ISSN (Electronic)1939-1366

Keywords

  • API
  • Browser
  • Knowledge Organization System
  • KOS
  • Thesaurus
  • Web Service

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