A Study on the Description of Relationships and Homographs in Terms of Creator and Work in the Korean Thesaurus

한글 시소러스에서 저자와 저작에 대한 관계 설정과 동형 이의어의 기술

  • 한상길 (대림대학 문헌정보과) ;
  • 최석두 (한성대학교 지식정보학부)
  • Received : 2011.10.15
  • Accepted : 2011.11.17
  • Published : 2011.11.30


The failure of distinguishing homographs in describing relations of individual authors and relations of authorship(i.e. distinction of persons with the same name or persons of the same literary author's name) will cause difficulties of retrieving exact information. It is because relations of automorphism cannot be formed between the two sets mentioned above. Therefore, it is ultimately necessary to set up the criteria or tools to distinguish homographs in order to retrieve more exact information. In the past, some efforts were made to develop authority data in order to solve the homograph problems by individual libraries, documents and portal sites in Korea. It is well understood that developing authority data by an individual institution was very difficult with no criteria or no rules to clarify the homograph problems at the national level. This study is to develop ways of recognizing individual names including subject words and proper nouns. The results of the study will present methods of distinguishing and describing homographs between individual author sets, and authorship sets particularly focused on the areas of arts and popular culture.


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