Thesauri are used for document referencing. They define hierarchies of domains. We show how document and domain contents can be used to validate and update a classification based on a thesaurus. We use document indexing and classification techniques to automate these operations. We also draft a methodology to systematically address those issues. Our techniques are applied to Urbamet, a thesaurus in the field of town planning.
Article originally published in ‘Tcon – Journal of Information Technology in Construction’ V. 15(2010), Special Issue: Bringing urban ontologies into practice, pp. 132-139. ©The authors. Distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence 3.0 unported.