On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 5:56 PM, Ed Summers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It would be great to have some external dataset to use in
> ranking LCSH suggestions at id.loc.gov. But at the moment it's a
> simple mysql db loaded up with some MARC LCSH data. I guess it could
> do something smart with PageRank-like ranking of 'super-concepts'
> (concepts that are linked to a lot)...but that would've taken longer
> than 20 minutes :-)
The frequency of an LCSH term within the LC catalog could also be
useful for ranking, although I'm not sure if such data would be
Another possibility would be a simple count of broader terms +
narrower terms + related terms or something like that. Although
PageRank would probably be better, since even some "important" terms
might have a relatively small number of immediately-adjacent links.