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.

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