Notes from sessions of the IEEE Advances in Digital Libraries 2000 Conference

Pamela Memmott
Corporation for National Research Initiatives
May 31, 2000

Below is brief a description of some of the additional sessions that were held at the IEEE ADL 2000 Conference.

Section 2 of the conference focused on Digital Library Systems and addressed the following issues:

  • the difficulty of learning from electronic books in the Internet or on CDs, and the use of a multimedia database of instructional resources for constructing and delivering multimedia lessons about topics in an electronic books in order to solve this problem;
  • the EU-funded LAURIN project that will address the problem of building a digital library of newspaper clippings and providing a smooth transition from the “analogue” clipping archive to its “digital” successor; and
  • a proposal to mix existing technologies and new ideas that would enable traditional libraries to adopt modern IR technology, offering improved services, while leveraging existing infrastructure and legacy databases.

Section 3 consisted of two parallel sessions.

  • Session A dealt with human computer interaction: effects of word recognition errors in spoken query processing, the use of user-defined hyptertext contexts in web searching, and WebSSQL.
  • Session B focused on "Knowledge Representation and Security," including talks on mobile agent techniques for autonomous data processing and information discovery, a copy detection system to automate the detection of duplication in digital documents, and the use of regular tree automata to model XML schemas.

Section 6 (on the second day) and Section 10 (on the third day), "Semantic and Systems Interoperability I & II", discussed semantic discrepancies among metadata standards, improved accuracy (precision and recall) and communication effectiveness of a database system response through the use of multimedia audio databases, and the efficient evaluation of queries over XML documents whose representation is according the XML specification. The BlueView distributed query processing model for virtual document servers was also presented, as well a new, more efficient, method for Boolean queries that uses a result cache for mediator systems, and a system for the customization of data and data integration on CORBA-wrapped data sources.

Session 7 again consisted of parallel sessions, one that described various document models (XPRES and STepLib) and one that discussed methods for statistical filtering.

More detailed information on these sessions and on other sessions held at the conference is available in the conference proceedings. Proceedings can be ordered from the IEEE links on the previous page.

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