Semantic Approach to Context-Aware Resource Discovery over Scholarly Content Structured with OAI-PMH

Arianna Becerril García, Rafael Lozano Espinosa, José Martín Molina Espinosa


Essential to the notion of the Web is the idea of an open community: anyone can contribute their ideas to the whole. This openness, the size and dynamism of the community impose challenges on the development of resource discovery applications for educational or research activities. On the other hand, there have been many efforts to organize and structure the mass of data. Scholarly repositories have adopted the Open Archives Initiative – the Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) and the Dublin Core metadata for displaying information. Thus, it is relevant to develop technologies in order to improve the discovering of resources taking into account the user information needs and the user context. This paper describes an approach which considers structured information resources with OAI-PMH, an ontological representation, and user context as inputs to a framework for building information retrieval applications.


Semantic web, structured resources, context-awareness, ontologies, OAI-PMH, redalyc.

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