Proceedings 2000 Kyoto International Conference on Digital Libraries: Research and Practice

13-16 Nov. 2000

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  • Proceedings 2000 Kyoto International Conference on Digital Libraries: Research and Practice

    Publication Year: 2000
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  • WebBase and the Stanford InterLib Project

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):180 - 181
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    Summary form only given. We have been developing base technologies that are required to overcome some of the most critical barriers to effective digital libraries. One of these barriers is the heterogeneity of information and services. Another impediment is the lack of powerful filtering mechanisms that let users find truly valuable information. Third, the continuous access to information is restr... View full abstract»

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  • Text data mining: discovery of important keywords in the cyberspace

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):220 - 226
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    This paper describes applications of the optimized pattern discovery framework to text and Web mining. In particular, we introduce a class of simple combinatorial patterns over phrases, called proximity phrase association patterns, and consider the problem of finding the patterns that optimize a given statistical measure within the whole class of patterns in a large collection of unstructured text... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic copyright issues: a European perspective

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):368 - 372
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    The copyright field throughout Europe is dynamic, exciting and frustrating. New technology has provided new opportunities for libraries, but has also posed new challenges. Most copyright laws in Europe were developed for the paper-based environment and now have to be re-interpreted to apply to digital material. This has resulted in many people, including legal experts, being uncertain as to what t... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):475 - 476
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  • Application of image processing technology to digital archiving and study of rare books

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):272 - 279
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    The authors discuss the effects of applying image processing technology to the digital archiving and study of rare books, introducing our research activity in the HUMI Project, which was established by Keio University as an inter-faculty project, envisioning a research oriented digital library. Then, some methods of image processing application developed in the HUMI Project are outlined: adjustmen... View full abstract»

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  • Server-side automatic metadata generation using qualified Dublin Core and RDF

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):262 - 269
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    The paper proposes a technique for automatically generating Qualified Dublin Core metadata (Weibel, 2000) on a Web server using a Java Servlet. The metadata is structured using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and expressed in eXtensible Markup Language (XML). The descriptions cover ten of the fifteen standard Dublin Core metadata elements and semantic precision is increased by element ref... View full abstract»

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  • Identifying result subdocuments of XML search conditions

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):254 - 261
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    XML is becoming widely used as a standard data format on the Web. Unlike SGML, XML documents do not require having their schemas. Since design of schemas of XML documents is not an easy task, a significant number of XML documents will be simply well-formed. We focus on miscellaneous well-formed XML documents with no common schemas. We articulate issues related to query processing of those well-for... View full abstract»

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  • Report on the provision of contents of Kyoto University Digital Library and its method of digitalizing rare materials

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):350 - 357
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    The Kyoto University Digital Library makes images of the rare materials that it holds available to general public. While most of the pages consist of scanned images alone, some are accompanied by corresponding encoded text data. This report summarizes the principal parts of the procedures for producing image data. Demand for a well-designed interface grows as the amount of available digital data e... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed processing of queries for XML documents in an agent based information retrieval system

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):246 - 253
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    The paper addresses the problem of efficiently querying large numbers of text documents using parallel processing methods. The optimization criteria are somewhat different from those used in querying heterogeneous databases, largely because the extraction of ontological information from documents is the dominant component of query execution time. We assume that each document has been previously an... View full abstract»

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  • Developing a framework for building open distance learning Websites in the literature and culture domain

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):449 - 454
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    The paper describes a Web-based distant learning application for German literature which has been developed as a collaborative project between the University of Salzburg and the Technical University of Vienna. The paper focuses on both the technical and the software project management issues View full abstract»

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  • The digital Pacific Rim Library of the University of California, San Diego

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):128 - 129
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    In collaboration with multinational partners, the Libraries of the University of California, San Diego have begun development of a digital Pacific Rim Library in support of education and research in international studies. The paper discusses this virtual library that delivers collections and services in digital format over the Internet. The intent is to develop a fully functional library but with ... View full abstract»

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  • How to make good use of digital contents: the Gutenberg Bible and the HUMI project

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):346 - 349
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    In 1996, when Keio University acquired the Gutenberg Bible, the Humanities Media Interface (HUMI) project was launched to digitize historic books. Intended to pave the way for a planned digital research library, HUMI is an inter-faculty initiative with several sub-projects. One of the HUMI's main tasks has been to establish a safe and effective method for the digitization of old, fragile books. St... View full abstract»

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  • Overview of Mondou Web search engine using text mining and information visualizing technologies

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):234 - 244
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (68)
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    As the volume of Web pages on the Internet is increasing rapidly, it is becoming hard for users to discover valuable Web resources. It is especially difficult for naive users to discover informative pages by popular Web search engines, since they don't have background and domain knowledge about the status of Web systems. Therefore, many kinds of Web search engines have been developed in order to s... View full abstract»

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  • Scenario-based information retrieval in a medical digital library

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):440 - 448
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    Current large-scale information sources are designed to support general queries and lack the ability to support scenario specific information navigation, gathering and presentation. As a result, users are often unable to obtain desired specific information within a well-defined subject area. Today's information systems do not provide efficient content navigation, incremental appropriate matching, ... View full abstract»

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  • Federation services for heterogeneous digital libraries accessing cooperative and non-cooperative sources

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):120 - 127
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    Today, bibliographical information is kept in a variety of digital libraries available on the Internet. The integration of bibliographical data is considered as one of the most important tasks in the area of digital library community. The available sources of data vary widely in terms of data representation and access interfaces. To overcome this heterogeneity during the last years attempts were m... View full abstract»

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  • Digitisation for access: the digitisation of rare books at the British Library

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):342 - 345
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    The British Library's collections of books printed in English and in other western European languages from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries are the greatest in the world, both in terms of the numbers of individual editions and in their range and scope. Early Printed Collections selects, acquires and catalogues books printed in English before 1915 and in Western European languages before 1... View full abstract»

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  • Putting old data into new system: Web-based catalog card image searching

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):141 - 148
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    This paper proposes a new approach to solve the data inputting bottleneck problem for library catalog data, or metadata. The data have been provided by paper cards arranged in wooden boxes. A lot of efforts have been taken to digitize them in order to put these data to be machine-readable. However, despite such efforts, only a small amount of data has been digitized so far because the inputting is... View full abstract»

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  • Association rules for Web data mining in WHOWEDA

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):227 - 233
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    The authors discuss association rules which can be discovered from Web data. The association rules are discussed within the scope of our WHOWEDA (warehouse of Web data) project. WHOWEDA is supported by a Web data model and a set of algebraic operators. The Web data model allows a uniform and integrated view of Web data gathered using a user's query graph. A user's query graph describes the query b... View full abstract»

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  • Digital libraries-classification and visualization techniques

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):434 - 438
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    The constantly increasing flood of available textual information demands the development of powerful tools to organize, search, and explore these document libraries. Within the framework of the SOMLib digital library project we have proposed the utilization of unsupervised artificial neural networks for document classification and an intuitive user interface relying on metaphor graphics for visual... View full abstract»

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  • Automated reference service system at Kyoto University Library

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):113 - 119
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    This paper describes the architecture of an automated reference service system developed for Kyoto University Library. The system employs two knowledge bases; the NDLC database for handling major questions at libraries such as “I am looking for books on...”, and the general knowledge base written in natural language for handling other questions. Another characteristic of the system is ... View full abstract»

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  • Accessing a multi-terabyte seismological archive using a metadata portal

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):335 - 340
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    Seismological data are voluminous. Typical researchers cannot be expected to be able to search through the quantity of seismograms to find those that might contribute to their research topic. For this reason, metadata, stored in a relational database management system is used to assist seismologists in determining which pieces of the seismological archive may possess the information needed for the... View full abstract»

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  • Japanese Internet portal-site www.goo.ne.jp powered by InfoBee technology

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):197 - 202
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    The biggest Internet portal-site in Japan is NTT's “goo” site, www.goo.ne.jp. Its speciality is its ability to handle the Japanese language. It uses the most powerful information search engine for the Japanese language so it provides a comfortable environment for the users who want or who must read Japanese information. Unlike the manually structured directory style of “Yahoo!&rd... View full abstract»

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  • Special collections of visual resources. Problems and prospects for digital libraries

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):296 - 301
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    The article argues that the adventure of creating a viable economy of digitally-enabled repositories and services requires much creativity, but above all an unswerving focus on the scholarly mission. Institutions that participate actively in this adventure are becoming “laboratories for the liberal arts and sciences” in vital ways that some fear they have lost or are about to lose, and... View full abstract»

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  • A method for protecting digital images from being copied illegally

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):373 - 379
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    Due to the recent growth of digital multimedia transmissions on the Internet, the need for the intellectual property rights protection of multimedia information, like images, music and videos, has become more and more important. Many digital watermarking techniques have been proposed to solve this problem by hiding an invisible watermark in an image to prove the ownership of the image. In this pap... View full abstract»

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