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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 ...
  • 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.
  • Multiple Metadata / Best Metadata Return 

    Suleman, Hussein; Nelson, Michael (2001-10-19)
    The OAI protocol currently supports a simple mapping of metadata names to metadata formats, whereby a metadata record can be requested for exactly one record in exactly one format in a single GetRecord request. In the case ...
  • Set Orthogonality 

    Suleman, Hussein; Zubair, Mohammad (2001-10-19)
    There is no way to determine all the sets that an identifier belongs to. This is typically referred to as set orthogonality because the protocol allows a harvester to find out which identifiers belong to a particular set ...
  • Open Archives: Distributed Services for Physicists and Graduate Students (OAD) 

    Fox, Edward A.; Stamerjohanns, Heinrich; Hilf, Eberhard R.; Mittler, Elmar; Zia, Royce (2002)
    The objective of this project - "Open Archives: Distributed Services for Physicists and Graduate Students OAD" - is to improve the quality of resources and distributed digital library services, aimed at two communities: ...
  • Open Archives: Distributed Services for Physicists and Graduate Students (OAD) 

    Fox, Edward A.; Stamerjohanns, Heinrich; Hilf, Eberhard R.; Mittler, Elmar; Zia, Royce (2003)
    This 2003 report evaluates the research done to improve distributed digital library services for two user communities: physicists and graduate students.
  • Extending Retrieval with Stepping Stones and Pathways 

    Fox, Edward A. (2003-08)
    This project researches an alternative interpretation of user queries and presentation of the results. Instead of returning a ranked list of documents, the result of a query is a connected network of chains of evidence. ...
  • High Performance Interoperable Digital Libraries in the Open Archives Initiative 

    Fox, Edward A.; Sanchez, J. Alfredo; Garza-Salazar, David (2004-01-31)
    The scope of this project is high performance mechanisms for interoperable distributed digital repositories. We apply Open Archives Initiative ideas and concepts to the storage and retrieval of electronic theses and ...
  • CTRnet: Project Proposal to NSF 

    Fox, Edward A.; Shoemaker, Donald J.; Kavanaugh, Andrea L.; Ramakrishnan, Naren (2009)
    Crises and tragedies are, regrettably, part of life; a recent sample, showing the small number of collections preserved at the Internet Archive, is shown in Table 1. While always difficult, recovery from tragic events may ...
  • NSF Year 1 Report for CTRnet: Integrated Digital Library Support for Crisis, Tragedy, and Recovery 

    Fox, Edward A.; Shoemaker, Donald J.; Sheetz, Steven D.; Kavanaugh, Andrea L.; Ramakrishnan, Naren (2010-07-08)
    The Crisis, Tragedy and Recovery network, or CTRnet, is a human and digital library network for providing a range of services relating to different kinds of tragic events. Through this digital library, we will collect and ...
  • Why Students Use Social Networking Sites After Crisis Situations 

    Sheetz, Steven D.; Fox, Edward A.; Fitzgerald, Andrew; Palmer, Sean; Shoemaker, Donald J.; Kavanaugh, Andrea L. (2011)
    Communities respond to tragedy by making virtuous use of social networking sites for a variety of purposes. We asked students to describe why they used a social networking site after the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, ...
  • Social Media for Cities, Counties, and Communities 

    Kavanaugh, Andrea L.; Nastev, Apostol; Fox, Edward A.; Sheetz, Steven D.; Shoemaker, Donald J.; Xie, Lexing (2011-03-11)
    Social media (i.e., Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube) and other tools and services with user generated content have made a staggering amount of information (and misinformation) available. Some government officials seek ...