Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A

, Volume 6, Issue 11, pp 1188–1192 | Cite as

Towards a multilingual, multimedia and multimodal digital library platform

  • Huang Tie-jun
  • Tian Yong-hong
  • Wang Chun-li
  • Shi Xiao-dong
  • Gao Wen
Keynotes and Invited Speech on Digital Library

Abstract

The China-US Million Book Digital Library Project (Million Book Project) is an international cooperation program between China and the US. However, one million digitized books are considered not to be the ultimate goal of the project, but a first step towards universal access to human knowledge. In particular, there are four challenges about the new way to analyze, process, operate, visualize and interact with digital media resource in this library. To tackle these challenges, North China Centre of Million Book Project (in Chinese Academy of Sciences) has initiated several innovative research projects in areas such as multimedia content analysis and retrieval, bilingual services, multimodal information presentation, and knowledge-based organization and services. In this keynote speech, we simply review our work in these areas, and argue that by technological cooperation with these innovation research topics, the project will develop a top-level digital library platform for the million book library.

Key words

Digital library Million Book Project Multimedia content analysis Multilingual services Multimodal information presentation Knowledge organization 

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CLC number

G250.76 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huang Tie-jun
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tian Yong-hong
    • 1
  • Wang Chun-li
    • 1
  • Shi Xiao-dong
    • 3
  • Gao Wen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computing TechnologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Graduate SchoolChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceXiamen UniversityXiamenChina

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