Modelling Digital Libraries Based on Logic

  • Carlo Meghini
  • Nicolas Spyratos
  • Tsuyoshi Sugibuchi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6273)


We present a data model for digital libraries supporting identification, description and discovery of digital objects. The model is formalized as a first-order theory, certain models of which correspond to the intuitive notion of digital library. Our main objective is to lay the foundations for the design of an API offering the above functionality. Additionally, we use our formal framework to discuss the adequacy of the Resource Description Framework with respect to the requirements of digital libraries.


Digital Library Digital Object Resource Description Framework Complex Object Predicate Symbol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Meghini
    • 1
  • Nicolas Spyratos
    • 2
  • Tsuyoshi Sugibuchi
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto della Scienza e delle Tecnologie della InformazioneConsiglio Nazionale delle RicerchePisaItaly
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Recherche en InformatiqueUniversité Paris-SudOrsay CedexFrance

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