Integrating Interactive Digital Maps into a Digital Library
McIntosh, S. J. (2010). Integrating Interactive Digital Maps into a Digital Library (Thesis, Master of Science (MSc)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10289/4311
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Digital libraries and digital maps are two fast-growing technologies in the worldof computing. In this thesis we have explored using digital maps to enhancethe functionality of digital libraries. The Greenstone 3 digital library systemwas augmented though the use of the digital mapping system, Google Maps.An automatic place name recognition and disambiguation system was createdto obtain geographical information from documents as they were viewed. Thisextracted information was presented as a map with markers showing the locationof the places within the text of the document.We evaluated the system by performing a user study and an analysis of thespeed, efficiency and accuracy of the place name recognition and disambiguationsystem. Participants in the user study completed most of the tasks easilyand made comments expressing their satisfaction with the system. Analysisof the place recognition and disambiguation system was also positive, as thesystem was fast, relatively efficient and was highly accurate.
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