Witten, I. H., Nevill-Manning, C.G. & Cunningham, S. J. (1996). Digital libraries based on full-text retrieval. (Working paper 96/14). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science.
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Because digital libraries are expensive to create and maintain, Internet analogs of public libraries-reliable, quality, community services-have only recently begun to appear. A serious obstacle to their creation is the provision of appropriate cataloguing information. Without a database of titles, authors and subjects, it is hard to offer the searching and browsing facilities normally available in physical libraries. Full-text retrieval provides a way of approximating these services without a concomitant investment of human resources. This presentation will discuss the indexing, collection and maintenance processes, and the retrieval interface, to public digital libraries.
- 1996 Working Papers