• CONDITOR1: Topic Maps and DITA labelling tool for textual documents with historical information

      Garrido, Piedad; Tramullas, Jesús; Coll, Manuel (Texas A&M University Libraries, 2009)
      Conditor is a software tool which works with textual documents containing historical information. The purpose of this work two-fold: firstly to show the validity of the developed engine to correctly identify and label the entities of the universe of discourse with a labelled-combined XTM-DITA model. Secondly to explain the improvements achieved in the information retrieval process thanks to the use of a object-oriented database (JPOX) as well as its integration into the Lucene-type database search process to not only accomplish more accurate searches, but to also help the future development of a recommender system [21]. We finish with a brief demo in a 3D-graph of the results of the aforementioned search.
    • Constructing Web subject gateways using Dublin Core, RDF and Topic Maps

      Tramullas, Jesús; Garrido, Piedad (2006-01)
      Specialised subject gateways have become an essential tool for locating and accessing digital information resources, with the added value of organisation and previous evaluation catering for the needs of the varying communities using these. Within the framework of a research project on the subject, a software tool has been developed that enables subject gateways to be developed and managed. General guidelines for the work were established which set out the main principles for the technical aspects of the application, on one hand, and on aspects of the treatment and management of information, on the other. All this has been integrated into a prototype model for developing software tools. The needs analysis established the conditions to be fulfilled by the application. A detailed study of the available options for the treatment of information on metadata proved that the best option was to use the Dublin Core, and that the metadata set should be included, in turn, in RDF tags, or in tags based on XML.
    • Open Source Tools for Content Management

      Tramullas, Jesús (2005)
      This paper revises different tools developed to manage digital information resources. First, it revises relations between information management and content management. Second, the paper analyses content management software componentes. Last, it proposes a practical classification of the tools.
    • Scientific information retrieval behavior: A case study in students of Philosophy

      Tramullas, Jesús; Sánchez-Casabón, Ana I.; University of Zaragoza (Madrid: Univ. Autónoma de Madrid, 2010)
      The behavior and patterns of recovery and processing of digital information by users is a recurring theme in the literature. The study of these behaviors are carried out through observation techniques and analysis of processes, actions and decisions undertaken by users in different situations. This paper presents the data resulting from the study of patterns of recovery and management of reference information of three consecutive courses of a specialized subject. The findings obtained showed a clear difference between patterns of information retrieval and obtained prior to the end of the training process, but there has been a significant change in the ultimate goal of users or appreciable changes in their prospects for application in other environments.
    • Semantic information stored in an extended denormalized database

      Garrido, Piedad; Tramullas, Jesús (2006)
      This research project explains the birth and evolution of an information repository called XTMdb whose basic principles are intended to integrate complementary tagging languages such as: SKOS; MODS, Dublin Core and/or GILS with the paradigm of topic maps. Once the information processing was completed, the repository was tested by means of an efficient information retrieval process which allows the information resources description to be extended in real time. This allowed to obtain greater expressivity, independence in relation to the tagging language, as well as improved searches since the search can be centred on the topic concept. Certain other aspects remain outstanding such as: the topic maps paradigm can provide added value visual information, the development of a support system decision is easy and soft-computing techniques can solve a considerable amount of problems in relation to the information retrieval process.
    • Weblogs Content Classification Tools: performance evaluation

      Tramullas, Jesús; Garrido, Piedad (2006)
      Nowadays, weblogs or blogs are important tools for personal or workgroup websites publication. These tools give the necessary performances to create, edit, evaluate, publish and file digital contents, in the framework of a standarized workflow, and for managing the digital information life cycle. Nevertheless, these tools must be complemented with existence of technical funcionalities necessary to get a correct implantation and use. The aim of the work is to assess the way in which weblogs implement the technical solutions necessary to utilize correctly classification tools. The evaluation took into account let to extract a collection of conclusions of great interest to analize the state of art of the content classification tools integration and the weblogs management systems. As a general conclusion, it can be assured that the current generation of weblogs management systems do not offer all the desired performances for the classical classification tools, offering also a very heterogeneous scene.
    • XTM-DITA structure at Human-Computer Interaction Service

      Garrido, Piedad; Tramullas, Jesús; Coll, Manuel; Martínez, Francisco; Plaza, Inmaculada (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 2008)
      This work describes a software engine which works with textual documents containing historical information. The purpose of this work three-fold: firstly to show the validity of the developed engine to correctly identify and label the entities of the universe of discourse with a labelled-combined XTM-DITA model. Secondly to analyze the improvements achieved in the interaction between people (users) and computers with a practical application of the designed methodology to a real-world problem in the semantic web area and thirdly to plan its future integration into a traceability system.