Browse by Subject "information retrieval"

  • Paul, Deborah L.; Heidorn, P. Bryan (iSchools, 2013-02)
    The Augmenting OCR Working Group (A-OCR WG) at Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) seeks to improve community OCR strategies and algorithms for faster, better parsing of OCR output derived from valuable data on ...

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  • Han, Shuguang; Yue, Zhen; He, Daqing (iSchool, 2013-02)
    Information seeking process is an important research topic in information seeking behavior. Both qualitative and empirical methods have been adopted in analyzing information search processes with major focus on uncovering ...

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  • Fang, Hui (2007-07)
    With the birth of Web, the amount of information grows rapidly. Such a huge amount of information poses significant challenges in text information management. Search engines are by far the most powerful tools that help ...

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  • Kruschwitz, Udo; Hopfgartner, Frank; Gurrin, Cathal (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    This workshop brings together researchers from different streams and communities that deal with information access in the widest sense. The general goal is to foster collaboration between the different communities and to ...

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  • Xie, Iris; Babu, Rakesh; Jeong, Wooseob; Joo, Soohyung; Fuller, Paige (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    Universal access is the objective of digital library development. However, it is a challenge for blind users to search information effectively in digital libraries because of their dynamic design and multimedia collections. ...

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  • Inoue, Keisuke (2008-02-28)
    The goal of this study is to model conversation data from digital reference services and reconstruct the processes of the reference interviews as a conversation repository. By doing so, I am hoping that the study will ...

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  • Dudas, Patrick M. (iSchools, 2013-02)
    Developing a network based on Twitter data for social network analysis (SNA) is a common task in most academic domains. The need for real-time analysis is not as prevalent due to the fact that researchers are interested ...

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  • Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Weidner, Andrew James (iSchools, 2013-02)
    Maintaining usable and sustainable digital collections requires a complex set of actions that address the myriad challenges at various stages of the data lifecycle. Digital curation activities enhance access and retrieval, ...

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  • Glushko, Robert J.; Petras, Vivien; Shaw, Ryan (iSchools, 2014-03-01)
    The workshop centers on a book, "The Discipline of Organizing" (MIT Press, 2013) that proposes a unified trans-disciplinary perspective on one of the core subjects for iSchools: information organization and retrieval. The ...

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  • Zimmer, Michael; Thiele, Jennifer; Kapusniak, Renee (iSchools, 2013-02)
    Privacy issues are not well understood by the general user. A common perception is that the younger computer user is less informed or concerned with privacy issues than the older user. However, recent studies have been ...

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  • Baron, Jason R.; Oard, Douglas W. (iSchool, 2013-02)
    The past decade has seen explosive growth in a new type of information management challenge: supporting “discovery” of digital information held by one party in a civil lawsuit in response to a request posed by their ...

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  • Jiang, Jing; Zhai, ChengXiang (2006-05)
    Due to the great variation of biological names in biomedical text, appropriate tokenization is an important preprocessing step for biomedical IR. Despite its importance, there has been little study on the evaluation of ...

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  • Li, Chengkai (2007-09)
    The ubiquitous usage of databases for managing structured data, compounded with the expanded reach of the Internet to end users, has brought forward new scenarios of data retrieval. Users often want to express non-traditional ...

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  • Chen, Miao (2009-02-08)
    The paper tries to explore how ontologies can contribute to information retrieval (IR) systems. Concepts and hierarchical relations of ontologies have been frequently used to expand concepts in queries, while non-hierarchical ...

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  • Ding, Ying; Yan, Erjia; Ghazinejad, Ali; Jia, Han (iSchools, 2013-02)
    VIVO, funded by NIH, utilizes Semantic Web technologies to model scientists and provides federated search to enhance the discovery of researchers and collaborators across disciplines and organizations. VIVO ontology is ...

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  • Blake, Catherine; Stanton, Jeffrey M.; Saxenian, AnnaLee (iSchools, 2013-02)
    The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for iSchool faculty who are developing programs in data analytics, eScience, eResearch, big data, and cyberinfrastructure to discuss best practices with respect to preparing ...

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  • Chen, Jiangping; Namgoong, Min; Cao, Gaohui (iSchools, 3/15/16)
    This study proposes a test topic generation framework through an analysis of existing literature. The framework contains three components, including a list of questions for eliciting users’ information needs, a mechanism ...

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  • Yasunaga, Yui; Morishima, Atsuyuki; Sodeyama, Hiroki; Tadaishi, Masateru; Sugimoto, Shigeo (iSchools, 2013-02)
    There is an increasing number of Web data which consist of text and structured data, such as the combination of Wikipedia pages and DBpedia data. To issue queries to such data, we must choose one of the followings: (1) ...

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  • Paul, Deborah L.; Heidorn, P. Bryan; Best, Jason; Gilbert, Edward; Neill, Amanda; Nelson, Gil; Ulate, William (iSchools, 2013-02)
    Integrated Digitized Biodiversity Collections, iDigBio, is funded under the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC) program to help hundreds of natural history museums ...

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  • Efron, Miles (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2011)
    Massive book digitization projects such as Google Books offer readers new ways to interact with textual information. The full-text indexing that accompanies digitization lets us search for information, quickly delivering ...

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