Thesauri managing and software agents: A proposed architecture

José Ramón Pérez Agüera, Rodrigo Sánchez Jiménez


This article presents a basic proposal for the automation and use of thesauri for information retrieval in distributed environments through web services based on the Resource Description Framework (RDF) architecture. It begins by reviewing the proposals for descriptive tagging for thesauri coding that have appeared over the past four years. This is followed by a description of the basic architecture of a thesaurus implemented in Java. The article concludes by reviewing different communication and data exchange protocols, together with applications that can be used to implement this service. The text is accompanied by the computer application that has been developed.

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