Automated subject classification of textual Web pages, based on a controlled vocabulary: challenges and recommendations
2006 (English)In: New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, ISSN 1361-4568, E-ISSN 1740-7842, Vol. 12, no 1, 11-27 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The primary objective of this study was to identify and address problems of applying a controlled vocabulary in automated subject classification of textual Web pages, in the area of engineering. Web pages have special characteristics such as structural information, but are at the same time rather heterogeneous. The classification approach used comprises string-to-string matching between words in a term list extracted from the Ei (Engineering Information) thesaurus and classification scheme, and words in the text to be classified. Based on a sample of 70 Web pages, a number of problems with the term list are identified. Reasons for those problems are discussed and improvements proposed. Methods for implementing the improvements are also specified, suggesting further research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 12, no 1, 11-27 p.
Automated subject classification, Controlled vocabulary, Engineering Information thesaurus and classification scheme
Research subject Humanities, Library and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-37067DOI: 10.1080/13614560600774313OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-37067DiVA: diva2:747743