27 pawns ready for action: A multi-indicator methodology and evaluation of thesaurus management tools from a LOD perspective

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dc.contributor.author Mochon, Gonzalo
dc.contributor.author Méndez Rodríguez, Eva María
dc.contributor.author Bueno de la Fuente, Gema
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-17T12:15:45Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-17T12:15:45Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Library Hi Tech, 2017, 35 (1), pp. 99-119.
dc.identifier.issn 0737-8831
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/24944
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a methodology for assessing thesauri and other controlled vocabularies management tools that can represent content using the Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) data model, and their use in a Linked Open Data (LOD) paradigm. It effectively analyses selected set of tools in order to prove the validity of the method. Design/methodology/approach – A set of 27 criteria grouped in five evaluation indicators is proposed and applied to ten vocabulary management applications which are compliant with the SKOS data model. Previous studies of controlled vocabulary management software are gathered and analyzed, to compare the evaluation parameters used and the results obtained for each tool. Findings – The results indicate that the tool that obtains the highest score in every indicator is Poolparty. The second and third tools are, respectively, TemaTres and Intelligent Theme Manager, but scoring lower in most of the evaluation items. The use of a broad set of criteria to evaluate vocabularies management tools gives satisfactory results. The set of five indicators and 27 criteria proposed here represents a useful evaluation system in the selection of current and future tools to manage vocabularies. Research limitations/implications – The paper only assesses the ten most important/well know software tools applied for thesaurus and vocabulary management until October 2016. However, the evaluation criteria could be applied to new software that could appear in the future to create/manage SKOS vocabularies in compliance with LOD standards. Originality/value – The originality of this paper relies on the proposed indicators and criteria to evaluate vocabulary management tools. Those criteria and indicators can be valuable also for future software that might appear. The indicators are also applied to the most exhaustive and qualified list of this kind of tools. The paper will help designers, information architects, metadata librarians, and other staff involved in the design of digital information systems, to choose the right tool to manage their vocabularies in a LOD/vocabulary scenario.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Emerald Publishing Limited
dc.rights © Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017
dc.subject.other Linked open data
dc.subject.other Software evaluation
dc.subject.other Vocabularies
dc.subject.other Semantic Web
dc.subject.other SKOS/RDF
dc.subject.other Thesaurus management tools
dc.subject.other Software
dc.title 27 pawns ready for action: A multi-indicator methodology and evaluation of thesaurus management tools from a LOD perspective
dc.type article
dc.relation.publisherversion www.emeraldinsight.com/0737-8831.htm
dc.subject.eciencia Biblioteconomía y Documentación
dc.identifier.doi https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/LHT-11-2016-0123
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 99
dc.identifier.publicationissue 1
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 119
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Library Hi Tech
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 35
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000019677
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