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Re: Provenance for section 3 in technologies.tex

From: John S. Erickson <john.erickson@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 16:04:10 -0400
Message-ID: <00ad01c33b55$03257030$7394190f@johnse3>
To: <www-rdf-dspace@w3.org>

A relevent resource on online catalog models is:


Online Catalog Design Models: Are We Moving in the Right Direction?
A Report Submitted to the Council on Library Resources August, 1995

Charles R. Hildreth, Ph.D.
Palmer School of Library and Information Science
Long Island University

"...The major functional improvements that we believe will define the next
generation of online catalogs are listed below..."

* Natural Language Query Expressions (In your own language, what it is you are
looking for)
* Automatic Term Conversion/Matching Aids (Spelling correction, Soundex,
Intelligent stemming, Synonym tables, etc.)
* Closest, Best-Match Retrieval (Unlike Boolean queries, doesn't require exact
match to be retrieved as possibly relevant; matching documents are weighted
for ranking)
* Ranked Retrieval Output (Many ranking criteria: most likely to be relevant
first, most recent, most cited, most circulated, etc.)
* Relevance Feedback Methods ("Give me more like this one." "What else do you
have on this topic?" "This book is not at all what I want!")
* Hypertext, Related-Record Searching & Browsing
* Integration of Keyword, Controlled Vocabulary, and Classification-Based
Search Approaches
* Expanded Coverage and Scope (The "full-collection access tool")

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <chas@uchicago.edu>
To: <www-rdf-dspace@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: Provenance for section 3 in technologies.tex

> > Metadata provenance: One of the key differences between the Semantic
> > Web and pre-existing systems is that the Semantic Web relies on
> > using metadata from many disparate sources, rather than having a
> > centrally managed store of metadata information.
> i don't think this is true. electronic union catalogs such as those
> provided by OCLC and RLG pre-date the semantic web by many years, and
> though they constitute centrally managed stores of metadata
> information, they rely exclusively on metadata from disparate
> sources. more recently, OAI repositories do the same thing. this is
> well-trodden territory in the library community.
> > Note that the usage of the term provenance is quite different to its
> > usage in the library community where it is used to refer to the
> > record of ownership of the item described by the metadata.
> some in the library community have worked on a standard way of
> addressing this area under the aegis of the Dublin Core Metadata
> Initiative:
> http://dublincore.org/groups/admin/
> DCMI Administrative Metadata Working Group
> i don't think the final form of the document (june 2003) is linked to
> from there yet, but i've archived a local copy:
> also worth looking at in this connection is:
> The <indecs> metadata framework Principles, model and data dictionary
> http://www.indecs.org/
> 2000-06
> Godfrey Rust, MUZE Inc
> Mark Bide, EDItEUR
> "An item of metadata is a relationship that someone claims to exist
> between two entities." (2.5)
> --
>   Charles Blair           Co-Director, Digital Library Development Center
>   chas@uchicago.edu       The University of Chicago Library, JRL 220P
>   773 702 8459            1100 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL 60637 USA
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