From Heterogeneous Information Spaces to Virtual Documents

  • Leonardo Candela
  • Donatella Castelli
  • Pasquale Pagano
  • Manuele Simi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3815)


This paper introduces DoMDL, a powerful and flexible document model capable to represent multi-edition, structured, multimedia documents that can be disseminated in multiple manifestation formats. This model also allows any document to be associated with multiple metadata descriptions in different formats and to include semantic relationships with other documents and parts of them. The paper discusses also how the OpenDLib Digital Library Management System exploits this model to abstract from the specific organization and structure of the documents that are imported from different heterogeneous information sources in order to provide virtual documents that fulfill the needs of the different DL user communities.


Digital Library Document Model Virtual View Multimedia Document Heterogeneous Information 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonardo Candela
    • 1
  • Donatella Castelli
    • 1
  • Pasquale Pagano
    • 1
  • Manuele Simi
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione “Alessandro Faedo” – CNRPISAItaly

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