Digital libraries for electronic news

  • Michael A. Shepherd
  • C. R. Watters
  • F. J. Burkowski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1082)

Abstract

Although the delivery of electronic news is well suited to exploit the promised high bandwidth, switched, interactive communication facilities of the information highway, its effectiveness depends on the emergence of digital libraries of electronic news data. Our initial investigations and prototyping experiences indicate that there are many open questions, including appropriate client/server architectures, abstract data representations, the use of personal agents, use of the UTF, amounts of information retrieved, categorization of news content, and automatic updating of personal user profiles.

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© Springer-Verlag 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Shepherd
    • 1
  • C. R. Watters
    • 2
  • F. J. Burkowski
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Computing ScienceDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Jodrey School of Computer ScienceAcadia UniversityWolfvilleCanada
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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