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Information Resource Description

Author : Philip Hider
ISBN : 9781856046671
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An overview of the field of information organization that examines resource description as both a product and process of the contemporary digital environment. This timely book employs the unifying mechanism of the semantic web and the resource description framework to integrate the various traditions and practices of information and knowledge organization. Uniquely, it covers both the domain-specific traditions and practices and the practices of the ‘metadata movement’ through a single lens – that of resource description in the broadest, semantic web sense. This approach more readily accommodates coverage of the new Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard, which aims to move library cataloguing into the centre of the semantic web. The work surrounding RDA looks set to revolutionise the field of information organization, and this book will bring both the standard and its model and concepts into focus. Key topics include: • information resource attributes • metadata for information retrieval • metadata sources and quality • economics and management of metadata • knowledge organization systems • the semantic web • books and e-books, websites and audiovisual resources • business and government documents • learning resources • the field of information/knowledge organization. Readership: LIS students taking information organization courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, information professionals wishing to specialise in the metadata area, and existing metadata specialists who wish to update their knowledge.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Advanced Information Processing

Author : Heinz Schwärtzel
ISBN : 9783642934643
Genre : Computers
File Size : 36.69 MB
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During the last few years, computers have evolved from pure number crunching machines to "intelligent" problem solving tools. Increasing effort has been spent on the investigation of new approaches and the application of solutions to real world problems. In this way, exciting new techniques have evolved providing support for an increasing number of technical and economical aspects. Applications range from the design and development of ultra highly integrated circuits to totally new man-machine interfaces, from software engineering tools to fault diagnosis systems, from decision support to even the analysis of unemployment. Following a first joint workshop on Advanced Information Processing held in July 1988 at the Institute for Problems of Informatics of the USSR Academy of Sciences (IPIAN) at Moscow, this was the second time that scientists and researchers from the USSR Academy of Sciences and Siemens AG, Corporate Research and Development, exchanged results and discussed recent advances in the field of applied computer sciences. Initiated by Prof. Dr. I. Mizin, Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences and Director of IPIAN, and Prof. Dr. H. Schwartzel, Vice President of the Siemens AG and Head of the Applied Computer Science & Software Department, a joint symposium was arranged at the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow on June 5th and 6th 1990. The meetings on Information Processing and Software and Systems Design Automation provided a basis both for presentations of ongoing research and for discussions about specific problems.
Category: Computers

Advances In Information Retrieval

Author : Mohand Boughanem
ISBN : 9783642009570
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 30th annual European Conference on Information Retrieval Research, ECIR 2009, held in Toulouse, France in April 2009. The 42 revised full papers and 18 revised short papers presented together with the abstracts of 3 invited lectures and 25 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 188 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on retrieval model, collaborative IR / filtering, learning, multimedia - metadata, expert search - advertising, evaluation, opinion detection, web IR, representation, clustering / categorization as well as distributed IR.
Category: Computers

String Processing And Information Retrieval

Author : Fabio Crestani
ISBN : 9783540457749
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on String Processing and Information Retrieval, SPIRE 2006, held in Glasgpw, UK in October 2006. The 26 revised full papers and 5 revised short papers presented together with 2 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 102 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Web clustering and text categorisation, strings, user behaviour, Web search algorithms, compression, correction, information retrieval applications, bio-informatics, and Web search engines.
Category: Computers

Rda Resource Description And Access 2013 Revision

Author : Joint Steering Committee, JSC
ISBN : 9780838996898
Genre : Descriptive cataloging
File Size : 61.9 MB
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This e-book contains the 2013 Revision of RDA: Resource Description and Access, and includes the July 2013 Update. This e-book offers links within the RDA text and the capability of running rudimentary searches of RDA, but please note that this e-book does not have the full range of content or functionality provided by the subscription product RDA Toolkit. Included: A full accumulation of RDA the revision contains a full set of all current RDA instructions. It replaces the previous version of RDA Print as opposed to being an update packet to that version. RDA has gone through many changes since it was first published in 2010. Cataloging practice described by RDA has not changed dramatically due to the changes above, but nearly every page in RDA Print was impacted by the changes, with the result that an RDA Print update packet would require nearly as many pages as the full revision. The most current RDA the revision contains all changes to RDA up to and including the 2013 RDA Update approved by the JSC. Annually the JSC considers proposals to update, enhance and maintain RDA as a current cataloging standard. These updates can and often do change the cataloging process as described by RDA. The JSC also periodically issues changes to RDA to fix errors and to clarify meaning. These changes do not typically change cataloging practice as described by RDA. Reworded RDA the revision includes the reworded version of RDA instructions. To improve readability and comprehension of complex instructions, RDA has been edited and reworded since its original release. The rewording was carried out by the JSC, RDA Copy Editor, and reviewed by the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee.
Category: Descriptive cataloging

Smart Sensing And Context

Author : Paul Lukowicz
ISBN : 9783642169816
Genre : Computers
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This volume constitutes the revised papers of the 5th European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, EuroSSC 2010, held in Passau, Germany, in November 2010. The 13 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers address topics such as applications; sensing; systems support; and higher level modeling. In addition to the Conference is a short report about the Workshop on Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Platform included.
Category: Computers

Metadata For Information Management And Retrieval

Author : David Haynes
ISBN : UOM:39015060070193
Genre : Computers
File Size : 71.94 MB
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What is metadata and what do I need to know about it? These are two key questions for the information professional operating in the digital age as more and more information resources are available in electronic format. This is a thought-provoking introduction to metadata written by one of its leading advocates. It assesses the current theory and practice of metadata and examines key developments - including global initiatives and multilingual issues - in terms of both policy and technology. Subjects discussed include:• What is metadata? definitions and concepts• Retrieval environments: web; library catalogues; documents and records management; GIS; e-Learning• Using metadata to enhance retrieval: pointing to content; subject retrieval; language control and indexing• Information management issues: interoperability; information security; authority control; authentication and legal admissibility of evidence; records management and document lifecycle; preservation issues• Application of metadata to information management: document and records management; content management systems for the internet• Managing metadata: how to develop a schema• Standards development: Dublin Core; UK Government metadata standards (eGIF); IFLA FRBR Model for cataloguing resources• Looking forward: the semantic web; the Web Ontology Working Group.Readership: This book will be essential reading for network-oriented librarians and information workers in all sectors and for LIS students. In addition, it will provide useful background reading for computer staff supporting information services. Publishers, policy makers and practitioners in other curatorial traditions such as museums work or archiving will also find much of relevance.
Category: Computers

Multimedia Retrieval

Author : Henk M. Blanken
ISBN : 9783540728955
Genre : Computers
File Size : 55.49 MB
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Based on more than 10 years of teaching experience, Blanken and his coeditors have assembled all the topics that should be covered in advanced undergraduate or graduate courses on multimedia retrieval and multimedia databases. The single chapters of this textbook explain the general architecture of multimedia information retrieval systems and cover various metadata languages such as Dublin Core, RDF, or MPEG. The authors emphasize high-level features and show how these are used in mathematical models to support the retrieval process. For each chapter, there’s detail on further reading, and additional exercises and teaching material is available online.
Category: Computers