FAST and NESTOR: How to Exploit Annotation Hierarchies

  • Nicola Ferro
  • Gianmaria Silvello
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 91)


In this paper we present the annotation model implemented by FAST and the set-theoretical data models defined in the NESTOR framework. We show how annotations assume a tree structure that can be exploited by NESTOR to improve access and exchange of Digital Objects (DOs) between DLs in a distributed environment.


Digital Library Digital Object Archival Document Tree Data Structure Document Tree 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicola Ferro
    • 1
  • Gianmaria Silvello
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PaduaItaly

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