Semantic Lenses as Exploration Method for Scholarly Articles

  • Silvio Peroni
  • Francesca Tomasi
  • Fabio Vitali
  • Jacopo Zingoni
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 385)


In a move towards an enrichment of the metadata models that are used in the electronic publication of scholarly literature, modern publishers are making steps towards semantic publishing. The possibility to explore a collection of scientific papers (a digital library, a repository or an archive of data) using different and multiple facets, i.e., different and multiple points of view on the digital collection, increases on the one hand the success of information retrieval and on the other hand the availability of richer data sets. Multiple facets are the natural navigation method made possible by an adequate ontological representation of a class of homogeneous documents. Context and content of published journal articles are thus components that in the representation of information at the metadata level constitute a fundamental approach to semantic enhancement. In this paper we introduced a test in using a particular semantic publishing model, called semantic lenses, to semantically enhance published journal articles.


context and content document semantics semantic publishing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvio Peroni
    • 1
  • Francesca Tomasi
    • 2
  • Fabio Vitali
    • 1
  • Jacopo Zingoni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Classical Philology and Italian StudiesUniversity of BolognaItaly

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