An Experimental Digital Library Platform - A Demonstrator Prototype for the DigLib Project at SICS

Hulth, Anette and Jonsson, Anna (1999) An Experimental Digital Library Platform - A Demonstrator Prototype for the DigLib Project at SICS. [SICS Report]



Within the framework of the Digital Library project at SICS, this thesis describes the implementation of a demonstrator prototype of a digital library (DigLib); an experimental platform integrating several functions in one common interface. It includes descriptions of the structure and formats of the digital library collection, the tailoring of the search engine Dienst, the construction of a keyword extraction tool, and the design and development of the interface. The platform was realised through sicsDAIS, an agent interaction and presentation system, and is to be used for testing and evaluating various tools for information seeking. The platform supports various user interaction strategies by providing: search in bibliographic records (Dienst); an index of keywords (the Keyword Extraction Function (KEF)); and browsing through the hierarchical structure of the collection. KEF was developed for this thesis work, and extracts and presents keywords from Swedish documents. Although based on a comparatively simple algorithm, KEF contributes by supplying a long-felt want in the area of Information Retrieval. Evaluations of the tasks and the interface still remain to be done, but the digital library is very much up and running. By implementing the platform through sicsDAIS, DigLib can deploy additional tools and search engines without interfering with already running modules. If wanted, agents providing other services than SICS can supply, can be plugged in.

Item Type:SICS Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Information seeking strategies, digital library platform, textual visualisation
ID Code:2243
Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:29 Jul 2009
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:02

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