• 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.
    • Interactional Digital Libraries: introduction to a special issue on Interactivity in Digital Libraries

      Coleman, Anita Sundaram; Oxnam, Maliaca; McKnigh, Cliff; Ashman, Helen; Coleman, Anita; Dillon, Andrew; Hall, Wendy; Koch, Traugott; Leggett, John; Lowe, David; et al. (IAM Research Group, 2002-05)
      Advances in Internet technologies have made it seemingly possible and easy to create digital collections, repositories and libraries. However, supporting diverse information uses that facilitate interaction beyond searching and browsing is in the early stages. Interactive digital libraries, or interactional digital libraries as we prefer to call them, are still evolving. This special issue tries to bring together work that is being done to incorporate interactivity in digital libraries.
    • Studying Social Tagging and Folksonomy: A Review and Framework

      Trant, Jennifer (2009-01)
      This paper reviews research into social tagging and folksonomy (as reflected in about 180 sources published through December 2007). Methods of researching the contribution of social tagging and folksonomy are described, and outstanding research questions are presented. This is a new area of research, where theoretical perspectives and relevant research methods are only now being defined. This paper provides a framework for the study of folksonomy, tagging and social tagging systems. Three broad approaches are identified, focusing first, on the folksonomy itself (and the role of tags in indexing and retrieval); secondly, on tagging (and the behaviour of users); and thirdly, on the nature of social tagging systems (as socio-technical framewor
    • Tagging, Folksonomy and Art Museums: Early Experiments and Ongoing Research

      Trant, Jennifer (2009-01)
      Tagging has proven attractive to art museums as a means of enhancing the indexing of online collections. This paper examines the state of the art in tagging within museums and introduces the steve.museum research project, and its study of tagging behaviour and the relationship of the resulting folksonomy to professionally created museum documentation. A variety of research questions are proposed and methods for answering them discussed. Experiments implemented in the steve.museum research collaboration are discussed, preliminary results suggested, and further work described.