Mapping regulations to industry-specific taxonomies

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Mapping regulations to industry-specific taxonomies
For each industry, there exist many taxonomies that are intended for various applications. There are also multiple sources of regulations from different government agencies. Industry practitioners, unlike legal practitioners, are familiar with one or more industry-specific taxonomies but not necessarily regulatory organization systems. To help browsing of regulations by industry practitioners, we propose to map regulations to existing industry-specific taxonomies. A mapping from a single taxonomy to a single regulation is a trivial keyword matching task. From there, we examine techniques to map a single taxonomy to multiple regulations, as well as to map multiple taxonomies to a single regulation. Cosine similarity, Jaccard coefficient and market-basket analysis are tested to model the similarity metric between concepts from different taxonomies. Preliminary evaluations of the three metrics are performed. Examples from the building industry are drawn to illustrate the betterment of re...
Chin Pang Cheng, Gloria T. Lau, Kincho H. Law
Added 16 Aug 2010
Updated 16 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Chin Pang Cheng, Gloria T. Lau, Kincho H. Law
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