E-Librarian Service

User-Friendly Semantic Search in Digital Libraries

  • Serge Linckels
  • Christoph Meinel

Part of the X.media.publishing book series (XMEDIAPUBL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Serge Linckels, Christoph Meinel
    Pages 1-11
  3. Key Technologies of E-Librarian Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Serge Linckels, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 15-42
    3. Serge Linckels, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 43-60
    4. Serge Linckels, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 61-79
    5. Serge Linckels, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 81-100
  4. Design and Utilization of E-Librarian Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Serge Linckels, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 103-115
    3. Serge Linckels, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 117-140
    4. Serge Linckels, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 141-154
    5. Serge Linckels, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 155-164
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Serge Linckels, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 167-179
  6. Appendix

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Serge Linckels, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 183-184
    3. Serge Linckels, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 185-186
    4. Serge Linckels, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 187-189
    5. Serge Linckels, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 191-192
    6. Serge Linckels, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 193-196

About this book

Introduction

This book introduces a new approach to designing E-Librarian Services. With the help of this system, users will be able to retrieve multimedia resources from digital libraries more efficiently than they would by browsing through an index or by using a simple keyword search. E-Librarian Services combine recent advances in multimedia information retrieval with aspects of human-machine interfaces, such as the ability to ask questions in natural language; they simulate a human librarian by finding and delivering the most relevant documents that offer users potential answers to their queries. The premise is that more pertinent results can be retrieved if the search engine understands the meaning of the query; the returned results are therefore logical consequences of an inference rather than of keyword matches. Moreover, E-Librarian Services always provide users with a solution, even in situations where they are unable to offer a comprehensive answer.

Keywords

Description Logics Multimedia Digital Libraries Multimedia Information Retrieval Natural Language Processing Search Engine Semantic Web

Authors and affiliations

  • Serge Linckels
    • 1
  • Christoph Meinel
    • 2
  1. 1.Hasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI)PotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Softwaresystemtechnik GmbHHasso-Plattner-Institut fürPotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17743-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-17742-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17743-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-1449
  • About this book