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An Architecture for Multischeming in Digital Libraries

Crowne, Aaron and Fox, Edward A. (2003) An Architecture for Multischeming in Digital Libraries. Technical Report TR-03-25, Computer Science, Virginia Tech.

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In this paper we discuss the problem of handling many classification schemes within the context of a single digital library concurrently, which we term multischeming. We discuss how to represent which category describes an object in the digital library in this system, as well as the workings of the browsing process which is performed by the user. We motivate this problem as related to digital library interoperability, and propose an architecture for representation of classification schemes in the digital library which solves the problem. We also discuss its implementation in the CITIDEL project.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:digital libraries, browsing, multischeming, classification, multiclassification, classification schemes, interoperability
Subjects:Computer Science > Information Retrieval
Computer Science > Digital Libraries
ID Code:670
Deposited By:Administrator, Eprints
Deposited On:26 August 2005