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Title:Using digital book metrics for navigation and browsing
Author(s):Huggett, Michael; Rasmussen, Edie
Subject(s):digital books
back-of-book indexes
bibliometrics and scholarly communication
cultural informatics
information retrieval
Abstract:As the scholar’s work migrates from print to the digital realm, new ways of browsing, navigating and searching collections of digital books are needed. The Back-of Book Index is a carefully crafted source of information on a book’s vocabulary and concepts, and if aggregated across multiple books, for a subject domain as a whole. Using a test collection of digital books in a variety of domains, we explore the use of index vocabulary to derive a series of metrics to indicate the relationships between index vocabulary and the digital collection, and the relationships between the books within a digital domain. We are investigating ways in which these metrics can be used to facilitate navigation and browsing at the domain level, to identify the most appropriate works within a digital collection for a particular subject or topic.
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Huggett, M., & Rasmussen, E. (2013). Using digital book metrics for navigation and browsing. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 764-768). doi:10.9776/13370
Genre:Conference Poster
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-03

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