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EUN Multimedia Schoolnet MM1010                                                       Date: 2 October 2000
Deliverable: Thesaurus - extensions relevant for the educational sector
Deliverable Code: 7.3                                WP: 7



                                                    Part I
                                                   (Cover)


                                              Deliverable

Project Number: MM1010
Project Title: EUN – European Multimedia Schoolnet

Deliverable Number: D7.3
Version: 1.0
Deliverable Type: (PU/LI/RP)* PU*
Contractual Date of Delivery: month 30
Actual Date of Delivery: month 30
Title of Deliverable: Thesaurus - extensions relevant for the educational sector
Work-Package contributing to the Deliverable:
Nature of the Deliverable: (PR/RE/SP/TO/OT)** : PR,TO
Distribution level of Deliverable:
Author(s): Thomas Seeger, Tomas Schönthal and Sigfrid Lundberg
Contact: Contact: Sigfrid Lundberg
P.O. Box 3
SE-221 00 Lund
Sweden


Abstract:
This work consists of two related parts. The first being a an prototype implementation of the Zthesaurus
Z39.50 profile for searching and navigation of thesauri and classification systems. Second part is a
thesaurus of terms relevant for the educational sector. The 712 concepts of the thesaurus are available in
English, German, Spanish, French and Italian.


Keyword List: European school sector, metadata, thesaurus, multilinguality, Z39.50, WWW

                                *Type: PU-public, LI-limited, RP-restricted
                  **Nature: PR-Prototype, RE-Report, SP-Specification, TO-Tool, OT-Other




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EUN Multimedia Schoolnet MM1010                                                           Date: 2 October 2000
Deliverable: Thesaurus - extensions relevant for the educational sector
Deliverable Code: 7.3                                WP: 7

                                                   Part II

                                            (Executive Summary)

This is a one or two pages executive summary of the deliverable. It contains an adequate description of the
conclusions or results of the work but does not divulge confidential details. Diagrams and pictures should
be avoided unless fully described in words in this Part of the document.



This deliverable consists of two parts. The first being a a prototype implementation of the Zthesaurus
Z39.50 profile (http://lcweb.loc.gov/z3950/agency/profiles/zthes-03.html) for search and navigation
of thesauri. Through Zthes any thesaurus which is stored in a simple XML format, can be made
available for application within a network. This part of the deliverable consists of a description of the
implementation (http://orwell.lub.lu.se/~tomas/filter-and-search/help.html) and a simple
demonstrator of the prototype (http://orwell.lub.lu.se/~tomas/filter-and-search/).

The second part of D7.3 is a thesaurus, specifically designed for WWW resources in an educational
setting. In establishing this, the core task has been the design of a multilingual thesaurus which
should draw upon a vocabulary base taken from at least three different linguistic levels, which are
involved in the Internet: (1) Linguistic material from educational WEB-sites. (2) Linguistic material,
collected from metadata stored in educational search engines. (3) Linguistic material from queries
directed to the education search engines. Thus, the thesaurus is thought to satisfy both the needs of
information providers as well as searchers needs.
    •   Estimated 1000 more descriptors would make the EUN Thesaurus fully applicable for all relevant
        subjects in the EUN environment

    •   For better (and easier) access to WEB-sites in the EUN environment much more effort must be put on
        error-tolerance procedures, which may cover misspellings, mistyping, misconceptions of retrieval
        syntax etc.

    •   Interactive sequences should be introduced, allowing the user to select out of a set of relevant terms,
        graphic images or semantic nets these terms or knots, which he or she is really interested in.

    •   Parallel keeping from classification and thesaurus (on the base of identical terms) eases the access to
        EUN- information in a much better way- offering a linguistic net - oriented access to WEB
        information as well a systematic way (search-tree).




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EUN Multimedia Schoolnet MM1010                                                      Date: 2 October 2000
Deliverable: Thesaurus - extensions relevant for the educational sector
Deliverable Code: 7.3                                WP: 7



                                                         Part III

                                      (Full description of deliverable content)

This Part contains the body or substance of the deliverable and can be page should contain header
information giving:




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EUN Multimedia Schoolnet MM1010                                                          Date: 2 October 2000
Deliverable: Thesaurus - extensions relevant for the educational sector
Deliverable Code: 7.3                                WP: 7

                                                   Part IV

                                        (Bibliography and references)

This part should contain the list of documents and other key references relevant to the deliverable.




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