Java MARIAN: From an OPAC to a Modern Digital Library System

  • Marcos André Gonçalves
  • Paul Mather
  • Jun Wang
  • Ye Zhou
  • Ming Luo
  • Ryan Richardson
  • Rao Shen
  • Liang Xu
  • Edward A. Fox
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45735-6_18

Volume 2476 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Gonçalves M.A. et al. (2002) Java MARIAN: From an OPAC to a Modern Digital Library System. In: Laender A.H.F., Oliveira A.L. (eds) String Processing and Information Retrieval. SPIRE 2002. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2476. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This paper describes the Java MARIAN system, its implementation, and its evolution from a C++ Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) to a modern and complete digital library system. We focus on design, architectural, and implementation issues including: support for storage, retrieval, and automatic generation of collections of semi-structured digital objects; uniform and powerful representations based on semantic networks, digital library specific datatypes, and weighted sets; rich communities of searchers and fusion modules; and support for distributed computation, multi-lingual retrieval, and personalization. We present applications and some use statistics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcos André Gonçalves
    • 1
  • Paul Mather
    • 1
  • Jun Wang
    • 1
  • Ye Zhou
    • 1
  • Ming Luo
    • 1
  • Ryan Richardson
    • 1
  • Rao Shen
    • 1
  • Liang Xu
    • 1
  • Edward A. Fox
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia TechBlacksburgUSA