Being able to align concepts from different vocabularies to each other is an important requirement for extracting value from linked data. Vocabulary alignment methods have been studied to a point where relatively straightforward alignments can be generated with a high level of confidence. However, cases remain where the alignment methods fail to generate conclusive results. This paper explores the possibilities of aligning geographical vocabularies using various state-of-the-art alignment techniques, with an emphasis on exploring various disambiguation techniques for when too many mappings are returned. Additionally, the alignments made are utilised in the development of a generous interface to identify to which degree generous interfaces combining metadata from different vocabularies can address challenges relating to information seeking needs in the cultural heritage domain.

Vocabulary Alignment, Generous Interfaces
Metadata & Context

de Ruijter, D. (2020, October 20). Linking Geographical Vocabularies To Fulfil Information Seeking Needs In The Cultural Heritage Domain.