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  • Building the CODER Lexicon: The Collins English Dictionary and its Adverb Definitions 

    Fox, Edward A.; Wohlwend, Robert C.; Sheldon, Phyllis R.; Chen, Qi-Fan; France, Robert K. (1986-10)
    The CODER (COmposite Document Expert/extended/effective Retrieval) project is an investigation of the applicability of artificial intelligence techniques to the information retrieval task of analyzing, storing, and retrieving ...
  • Information Interactions: User Interface Objects for CODER, INCARD, and MARIAN, v. 2.5 

    France, Robert K. (1992-08-24)
    Any information system needs a user interface: a program or program module that eases the communication between the system's users and the underlying search and storage software. This document describes (part of) the ...
  • Indexing Large Collections of Small Text Records for Ranked Retrieval 

    France, Robert K.; Fox, Edward A. (1993)
    The MARIAN online public access catalog system at Virginia Tech has been developed to apply advanced information retrieval methods and object-oriented technology to the needs of library patrons. We give a description of ...
  • Weights and Measures: An Axiomatic Model for Similarity Computations 

    France, Robert K. (1994)
    This paper proposes a formal model for similarity functions, first over arbitrary objects, then over sets and the sorts of weighted sets that are found in text retrieval systems. Using a handful of axioms and constraints, ...
  • The Academy: A Community of Information Retrieval Agents 

    France, Robert K. (1994-09-06)
    We commonly picture text as a sequence of words; or alternatively as a sequence of paragraphs, each of which is composed of a sequence of sentences, each of which is itself a sequence of words. It is also worth noting that ...
  • When Stopping Rules Don't Stop 

    France, Robert K. (1995)
    Performing ranked retrieval on large document collections can be slow. The method of stopping rules has been proposed to make it more efficient. Stopping rules, which terminate search when the highest ranked documents have ...
  • MARIAN Design 

    France, Robert K.; Cline, Ben E.; Fox, Edward A. (1995-02-14)
    MARIAN (Multiple Access Retrieval of library Information with ANotations) is an online library catalog information system. Intended for library end-users rather than catalogers, it provides controlled search by author, ...
  • Use and Usability in a Digital Library Search System 

    France, Robert K.; Nowell, Lucy T.; Fox, Edward A.; Saad, Rani A.; Zhao, Jianxin (1999)
    Digital libraries must reach out to users from all walks of life, serving information needs at all levels. To do this, they must attain high standards of usability over an extremely broad audience. This paper details the ...
  • Use and Usability in a Digital Library Search System 

    France, Robert K.; Nowell, Lucy Terry; Fox, Edward A.; Saad, Rani, A.; Zhao, Jianxin (Virginia Tech Digital Library Research Laboratory, 1999)
    Digital libraries must reach out to users from all walks of life, serving information needs at all levels. To do this, they must attain high standards of usability over an extremely broad audience. This paper details the ...
  • The World According to MARIAN: How the Document Universe is Represented and Searched in the MARIAN/ Academy Digital Library Search System 

    France, Robert K. (1999-09-27)
    This presentation focuses on MARIAN (Multiple Access Retrieval of library Information with ANotations), an online library catalog information system. MARIAN is intended for library end-users rather than catalogers, provides ...
  • MARIAN Searchers 

    Virginia Tech. Digital Library Research Laboratory (1999-10-13)
    A searcher in MARIAN is a class manager that can map abstract descriptions into weighted sets of matching class instances. This presentation focuses on linked-based, class-based, node-based, and context-based searchers.
  • Open Archives Work at Virginia Tech 

    Suleman, Hussein (2000-06)
    This presentation describes the Open Archives Initiative, projects such as the Computer Science Teaching Center and the National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), the MARIAN catalog, and the organizational ...
  • Extending Interoperability of Digital Libraries: Building on the Open Archives Initiative 

    ACM Conference on Digital Libraries (2000-06-03)
    This document describes the proceedings of the 2000 ACM DL OAI Workshop. Workshop topics include technical issues, Virginia Tech's report on open archives work, and highlights of the Santa Fe Convention.
  • Open Archives: Distributed Services for Physicists and Graduate Students (OAD) 

    Fox, Edward A.; Stamerjohanns, Heinrich; Hilf, Eberhard R.; Mittler, Elmar; Zia, Royce (2001)
    This 2001-2002 report evaluates the research done to improve distributed digital library services for two user communities: physicists and graduate students.
  • MARIAN: Flexible Interoperability for Federated Digital Libraries 

    Goncalves, Marcos A.; France, Robert K.; Fox, Edward A.; Hilf, Eberhard R.; Zimmermann, Kerstin; Severiens, Thomas (2001)
    Federated digital libraries are composed of distributed autonomous (heterogeneous) information services but provide users with a transparent, integrated view of collected information respecting different information sources' ...
  • Building Interoperable Digital Libraries: A Practical Guide to Creating Open Archives 

    Suleman, Hussein (2001)
    This presentation discusses the development of the Open Archives Initiative (OAI), metadata harvesting, digital library interoperability, the National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), and more.
  • Open Archiving @ Virginia Tech 

    Suleman, Hussein (2001-01-23)
    This presentation discusses why Virginia Tech is involved in the Open Archives Initiative (OAI), as well as OAI compliance, OAI technical requirements, and more.
  • The Open Archives Initiative: Realizing Simple and Effective Digital Library Interoperability 

    Suleman, Hussein; Fox, Edward A. (2001-03-01)
    The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) is dedicated to solving problems of digital library interoperability. Its focus has been on defining simple protocols, most recently for the exchange of metadata from archives. The OAI ...
  • Using the Repository Explorer to Archive OAI Protocol Compliance 

    Suleman, Hussein (2001-06-24)
    The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) is dedicated to solving problems of digital library interoperability by defining simple protocols, most recently the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting [2], which ...
  • Enforcing Interoperability with the Open Archives Initiative Repository Explorer 

    Suleman, Hussein (2001-06-24)
    This presentation gives an overview of the Open Archives Initiative (OAI), protocol validation procedures, interactive browsing, and the OAI repository explorer tool.