A Strategic Level for Scientific Digital Libraries

Ling Feng, Manfred Jeusfeld, Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers

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Abstract

Digital libraries (DLs) are a resource for answering complex questions. Up to now, such systems mainly support keyword-based searching and browsing. The mapping from a research question to keywords and the assessment whether a retrieved article is relevant to the research question are completely the responsibility of the user. In this paper, we present a two-layered DL model. The aim is to enhance current DLs to support different levels of human cognitive acts, thus enabling new kinds of knowledge exchange among library users. The lower layer of the model, namely, the tactical cognition support layer, is intended to provide users with requested relevant documents, just as in searching and browsing. The upper layer of the model, namely, the strategic cognition support layer, not only provides users with relevant documents but also directly and intelligently answers users' cognitive questions. On the basis of the proposed model, we divide the DL information space into two subspaces, i.e., a knowledge subspace and a document subspace, where documents in the document subspace serve as the justification for the corresponding knowledge in the knowledge subspace. A detailed description of the knowledge subspace is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Libraries: People, Knowledge, and Technology
Subtitle of host publication5th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2002 Singapore, December 11–14, 2002. Proceedings
EditorsEe-Peng Lim, Schubert Foo, Chris Khoo, Hsinchun Chen, Edward Fox, Shalini Urs, Thanos Costantino
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages495-506
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-36227-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-00261-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event5th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2002: Digital Libraries: People, Knowledge, and Technology - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 11 Dec 200214 Dec 2002
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume2555
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2002
Abbreviated titleICADL
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period11/12/0214/12/02

Keywords

  • DB-IR: INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
  • Digital libraries
  • Strategic level
  • Contextual attribute
  • Summer flooding
  • Entity concept

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