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Semantic Digital Libraries

By Sebastian Ryszard Kruk , Bill McDaniel

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Libraries have always been an inspiration for the standards and technologies developed by semantic web activities. Kruk and McDaniel present semantic web-related aspects of current digital library activities, and introduce their functionality.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-5408-5433-3
  • 268 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: October 8, 2008
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $89.95
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Libraries have always been an inspiration for the standards and technologies developed by semantic web activities. However, except for the Dublin Core specification, semantic web and social networking technologies have not been widely adopted and further developed by major digital library initiatives and projects. Yet semantic technologies offer a new level of flexibility, interoperability, and relationships for digital repositories. Kruk and McDaniel present semantic web-related aspects of current digital library activities, and introduce their functionality; they show examples ranging from general architectural descriptions to detailed usages of specific ontologies, and thus stimulate the awareness of researchers, engineers, and potential users of those technologies. Their presentation is completed by chapters on existing prototype systems such as JeromeDL, BRICKS, and Greenstone, as well as a look into the possible future of semantic digital libraries. This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in areas like digital libraries, the semantic web, social networks, and information retrieval. This audience will benefit from detailed descriptions of both today’s possibilities and also the shortcomings of applying semantic web technologies to large digital repositories of often unstructured data.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. 1) Introduction.
  2. Part I: Introduction to Digital Libraries and Semantic Web.
  3. 2) Digital Libraries and Knowledge Organization (D. Soergel).
  4. 3) Semantic Web and Ontologies (M. Synak et.al.).
  5. 4) Social Semantic Information Sources (J.G. Breslin).
  6. Part II: A Vision of Semantic Digital Libraries.
  7. 5) Goals of Semantic Digital Libraries (S.R. Kruk et.al.).
  8. 6) Architecture of a Semantic Digital Libraries (S.R. Kruk et.al.).
  9. 7) Long
  10. Term Preservation (M. Reis).
  11. Part III: Ontologies in Semantic Digital Libraries.
  12. 8) Bibliographic Ontology (M. Dabrowski et.al.).
  13. 9) Community
  14. Aware Ontologies (S. Grzonkowski et.al.).
  15. Part IV: Prototypes of Semantic Digital Libraries.
  16. 10) Jerome DL (S.R. Kruk et.al.).
  17. 11) The BRICKS Digital Library Infrastructure (B. Haslhofer et.al.).
  18. 12) Semantics in Greenstone (A. Hinze et.al.).
  19. Part V: Building the Future
  20. Semantic Digital Libraries in Use.
  21. 13) Hyperbooks (G. Falquet et.al.).
  22. 14) Semantic Digital Libraries for Archiving (B. McDaniel).
  23. 15) Evaluation of Semantic and Social Technologies for Digital Libraries (S.R. Kruk et.al.).
  24. 16) Conclusions
  25. The Future of Semantic DigitalLibraries (S.R. Kruk et.al.).
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