Evaluating the impact of semantic technologies on bibliographic systems: a user-centred and comparative approach

Rico-Almodóvar, Mariano and Vila-Suero, Daniel and Botezan, Iuliana and Gómez-Pérez, A. (2019). Evaluating the impact of semantic technologies on bibliographic systems: a user-centred and comparative approach. "Journal of Web Semantics", v. 59 ; pp. 1-14. ISSN 1570-8268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.websem.2019.03.001.

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Title: Evaluating the impact of semantic technologies on bibliographic systems: a user-centred and comparative approach
Author/s:
  • Rico-Almodóvar, Mariano
  • Vila-Suero, Daniel
  • Botezan, Iuliana
  • Gómez-Pérez, A.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Web Semantics
Date: December 2019
ISSN: 1570-8268
Volume: 59
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: User-centred evaluation; Usability; Cultural heritage; Digital humanities; Linked data; Ontologies
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works

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Abstract

Semantic and linked-data technologies are currently used by several cultural heritage institutions to make their content available through the Web. Although these technologies are heavily oriented towards data reuse and integration, one clear benefit highlighted by recent literature is the enhancement of human cultural consumption and user experience through the development of novel cultural end user applications like Online Public Access Catalogues (OPACs). However, to the best of our knowledge, studies into the impact of these technologies on end-user applications are scarce. In order to address this lack, we report the results of two within-group user-centred studies of two online bibliographic systems in a realistic setting — using a widely deployed OPAC and its counterpart linked-data based system, datos.bne.es. The results of our first within-group study show that users of the system based on linked data required significantly less time and visited fewer pages to complete a typical search and retrieval activity. Additionally, the results of our user satisfaction tests also provided significantly better results for this new system. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that semantic technologies applied to library catalogues provide an enhancement that helps satisfy users’ information needs.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainRTC-2016-4952-7esTAUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainTIN2016-78011-C4-4-RUnspecifiedUnspecifiedDatos 4.0

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Item ID: 72405
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/72405/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:72405
DOI: 10.1016/j.websem.2019.03.001
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1570826819300174
Deposited by: Biblioteca Facultad de Informatica
Deposited on: 19 Jan 2023 12:28
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 12:39
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