[Metadatalibrarians] ALA MW 2018 ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee Presentation Announcement

Paromita Biswas pbiswas at email.wcu.edu
Wed Feb 7 12:41:45 PST 2018

*Apologies for cross-posting*

Please join the ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee presentation at the 2018 ALA Midwinter in Denver, CO

Time: Monday, February 12, 1:00-2:00 PM
Location: Colorado Convention Center, Rm 107/109/111

Title:  FAST-Wikipedia Linking
Presenter:  Diane Vizine-Goetz, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC

Topic: This presentation will describe a research project to link FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) to Wikipedia articles. Links between FAST and Wikipedia/Wikidata enable people and software applications to take advantage of information in both resources. Approximately 41% of non-subdivided FAST topical headings were algorithmically matched to Wikipedia article titles with a high degree of accuracy. The presentation will discuss reasons for non-matches and present additional approaches for linking FAST and Wikipedia/Wikidata.


Paromita Biswas
Metadata Librarian
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
My Pronouns: she, her, hers

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