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Databases search synonymy

This is part of the submitted UseCaseList.


A description of the scenario that you have in mind.

Database-side synonymy - While doing a textual search for a watermark or scanning through a list of classes of watermarks, the user wants to be presented with a unique name for the same visual shape. Say a sinusoidal shouldn't be called in one database 'snake' and in another 'rope'.

User-side synonymy - On the other hand, the user should be able to use synonyms, like "shield" and "estucheon", "snake" and "serpent".


How important do you see this use case as?

  • Must Support


What other use cases are affected by the implementation of this one?

  • Databases usability / db integration / dating / authentication / multilingualism / cartography / bibliography


Things that the user must/might supply to the system.

  • Visual search by user.


Things that the user will recieve in response to their request.

  • Watermarks are found.


Areas in which you foresee problems/issues arising.

  • This is a problem of content, not classification as with other databases search cases, but it affects a significant amount of data. It is probably exclusively cross-databases, rather than modification of terminology inside the same database. The software developer can use a correspondence table to circumvent the ambiguity, but the data providers have to identify the affected terms.


An example supporting this use case.

  • This writer can give as an example a difference between Piccard's "cross" and Briquet's "star" designating the same shape.

Other Information

Any other information that you think is important to include.

  • The correspondence table should be organized multilingual.


Comment from other partner regarding the use case.

  • How should we link 4 different databases with a Bersteinprotal if have so much inhomogeneities. E.g. Piccard NR.1: Lily_In shield_Three lilies twice in quarterly escutcheon (Pic.-nr.:128661) and NR.2:Coat of arms_Escutcheon with cross parti per pale and lily (Pic.-nr.:26255). Both of this are coats of arms with lily's. But for number one you have to search for lily... . In my opinion its necessarily to give links from each individual word of the text description. In the case of my example: 'lily'+'in shield/coat-of-arms'+'quarterly escutcheon/Escutcheon with cross'. - GeorgDietz

-- VladAtanasiu - 13 Sep 2006

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