Towards semantic quality control of automatic subject indexing

Martin Toepfer, Christin Seifert

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Automatic subject indexing is a key technology for digital libraries, however, factors like concept drift hinder its success in practice. Releasing high-quality results into productive retrieval systems may still be possible when thorough quality control is applied, which may support algorithmic improvements and allow to create high precision filters. Since errors and their relevance can depend on characteristics of concepts and their relations, evaluations should take semantic aspects into account. For this reason, we present the prototype of a web-based reviewing tool which especially aims at fostering semantic analysis and visualization, that is, considering relations, properties and semantic categories of concepts, algorithms and reviews. The tool uses techniques of the Semantic Web. Its application is demonstrated by example.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
Subtitle of host publication21st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 18-21, 2017, Proceedings
EditorsJaap Kamps, Giannis Tsakonas, Yannis Manolopoulos, Lazaros Iliadis, Ioannis Karydis
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-67008-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-67007-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries 2017 - Grand Hotel Palace, Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 18 Sept 201721 Sept 2017
Conference number: 21

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference21st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries 2017
Abbreviated titleTPDL 2017
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  • Automatic subject indexing
  • Quality control
  • Semantics
  • n/a OA procedure


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