Purpose – To find a relationship between traditional faceted classification schemes and semantic web document annotators, particularly in the linked data environment. Design/methodology/approach – A consideration of the conceptual ideas behind faceted classification and linked data architecture is made. Analysis on selected web documents is performed using Calais’ Semantic Proxy to support the considerations. Findings – Technical language aside, the principles of both approaches are very similar. Modern classification techniques have the potential to automatically generate metadata to drive more precise information recall by including a semantic layer. Originality – Linked Data has not been explicitly considered in this context before in the published literature. Keywords - Classification, Information retrieval, Semantic web, Linked data, Facet analysis, Metadata Paper type - Technical paper
Bibliographical noteAdditional information: Author's own post-print version of a paper published in the Aslib Proceedings journal, by Emerald Publishing Group.
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Group Limited
- facet analysis
- information retrieval
- linked data
- semantic web