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