Presentation at the IFIP WG 2.6. Meeting

Posted September 10, 2008
Areas : Semantic Evolution, Events.

Thomas Risse (L3S) presented LiWA and the problem of terminology evolution during the meeting of the IFIP 2.6 Working Group on Databases

Due to the central role that the World Wide Web plays in nearly all areas of today’s life, adequate Web archiving has become a cultural necessity in preserving knowledge. The next generation web archiving technologies will overcome limitations in content capture, preservation, analysis and enrichment. One important aspect is the archive interpretability. The correspondence between the terminology used for querying and the one used in content objects to be retrieved is a crucial prerequisite for effective content access based on retrieval technology. However, as terminology is evolving over time, a growing gap opens up between older documents in (long-term) archives and the active language used for querying such archives. Thus, technologies for detecting and systematically handling terminology evolution are required to ensure ``semantic’’ accessibility of (Web) archive content on the long run. As a starting point for dealing with terminology evolution present the problem and discusses issues, first ideas and relevant technologies.