Enhancing semantic digital library query using a content and service inference model (CSIM)

Su Hsien Huang, Hao-Ren Ke, Wei Pang Yang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Although digital library (DL) information is becoming increasingly annotated using metadata, semantic query with respect to the structure of metadata has seldom been addressed. The correlation of the two important aspects of DL - content and services - can generate additional semantic relationships. This study proposes a content and service inference model (CSIM) to derive 15 relationships between content and services, and defines functions to manipulate these relationships. Adding the manipulation functions to query predicates facilitates the description of structural semantics of DL content. Moreover, in search for DL services, inferences concerning CSIM relationships can be made to reuse DL service components. Highly promising with experimental results demonstrates that CSIM outperforms the conventional keyword-based method in both content and service queries. Applying CSIM in DL significantly improves semantic queries and alleviates the administrative load when developing novel DL services such as DL query interface, library resource-planning and virtual union catalog system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)891-908
Number of pages18
JournalInformation Processing and Management
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul 1

Fingerprint

Digital libraries
Semantics
semantics
Metadata
Query
Inference
manipulation
Planning
planning

Keywords

  • Content and service inference model
  • Digital library
  • Information retrieval
  • Metadata
  • Semantic query

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Library and Information Sciences

Cite this

Enhancing semantic digital library query using a content and service inference model (CSIM). / Huang, Su Hsien; Ke, Hao-Ren; Yang, Wei Pang.

In: Information Processing and Management, Vol. 41, No. 4, 01.07.2005, p. 891-908.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{629e66b3fe834587a990f9d035f1fb14,
title = "Enhancing semantic digital library query using a content and service inference model (CSIM)",
abstract = "Although digital library (DL) information is becoming increasingly annotated using metadata, semantic query with respect to the structure of metadata has seldom been addressed. The correlation of the two important aspects of DL - content and services - can generate additional semantic relationships. This study proposes a content and service inference model (CSIM) to derive 15 relationships between content and services, and defines functions to manipulate these relationships. Adding the manipulation functions to query predicates facilitates the description of structural semantics of DL content. Moreover, in search for DL services, inferences concerning CSIM relationships can be made to reuse DL service components. Highly promising with experimental results demonstrates that CSIM outperforms the conventional keyword-based method in both content and service queries. Applying CSIM in DL significantly improves semantic queries and alleviates the administrative load when developing novel DL services such as DL query interface, library resource-planning and virtual union catalog system.",
keywords = "Content and service inference model, Digital library, Information retrieval, Metadata, Semantic query",
author = "Huang, {Su Hsien} and Hao-Ren Ke and Yang, {Wei Pang}",
year = "2005",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.ipm.2004.04.012",
language = "English",
volume = "41",
pages = "891--908",
journal = "Information Processing and Management",
issn = "0306-4573",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Enhancing semantic digital library query using a content and service inference model (CSIM)

AU - Huang, Su Hsien

AU - Ke, Hao-Ren

AU - Yang, Wei Pang

PY - 2005/7/1

Y1 - 2005/7/1

N2 - Although digital library (DL) information is becoming increasingly annotated using metadata, semantic query with respect to the structure of metadata has seldom been addressed. The correlation of the two important aspects of DL - content and services - can generate additional semantic relationships. This study proposes a content and service inference model (CSIM) to derive 15 relationships between content and services, and defines functions to manipulate these relationships. Adding the manipulation functions to query predicates facilitates the description of structural semantics of DL content. Moreover, in search for DL services, inferences concerning CSIM relationships can be made to reuse DL service components. Highly promising with experimental results demonstrates that CSIM outperforms the conventional keyword-based method in both content and service queries. Applying CSIM in DL significantly improves semantic queries and alleviates the administrative load when developing novel DL services such as DL query interface, library resource-planning and virtual union catalog system.

AB - Although digital library (DL) information is becoming increasingly annotated using metadata, semantic query with respect to the structure of metadata has seldom been addressed. The correlation of the two important aspects of DL - content and services - can generate additional semantic relationships. This study proposes a content and service inference model (CSIM) to derive 15 relationships between content and services, and defines functions to manipulate these relationships. Adding the manipulation functions to query predicates facilitates the description of structural semantics of DL content. Moreover, in search for DL services, inferences concerning CSIM relationships can be made to reuse DL service components. Highly promising with experimental results demonstrates that CSIM outperforms the conventional keyword-based method in both content and service queries. Applying CSIM in DL significantly improves semantic queries and alleviates the administrative load when developing novel DL services such as DL query interface, library resource-planning and virtual union catalog system.

KW - Content and service inference model

KW - Digital library

KW - Information retrieval

KW - Metadata

KW - Semantic query

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=11144228317&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=11144228317&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.ipm.2004.04.012

DO - 10.1016/j.ipm.2004.04.012

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:11144228317

VL - 41

SP - 891

EP - 908

JO - Information Processing and Management

JF - Information Processing and Management

SN - 0306-4573

IS - 4

ER -