Annotations in Digital Libraries and Collaboratories – Facets, Models and Usage

  • Maristella Agosti
  • Nicola Ferro
  • Ingo Frommholz
  • Ulrich Thiel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3232)


This paper presents the results of our study regarding the different facets and ways of using annotations in both digital libraries and collaboratories. This study represents an innovative attempt at gathering methodological tools and synergies from both fields in order to effectively define a comprehensive model for annotations. Thus we propose a conceptual model for annotations in order to develop an annotation service that can be plugged into digital libraries and collaboratories. Finally, starting from our model, we introduce a search strategy for exploiting annotations in order to search and retrieve relevant documents for a user query.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maristella Agosti
    • 1
  • Nicola Ferro
    • 1
  • Ingo Frommholz
    • 2
  • Ulrich Thiel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PaduaItaly
  2. 2.Fraunhofer IPSIDarmstadtGermany

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