Enhancing Digital Library Documents by A Posteriori Cross Linking Using XSLT

  • Michael G. Bauer
  • Günther Specht
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2163)


In this paper we describe a way to enhance existing digital library documents by adding links without modifying the stored documents themselves. We show how to use a combination of XSLT and a host language to access a database with linking information and how to merge documents and links at run-time (a posteriori cross linking). Our approach is already used in the system OMNIS/2, which is an advanced meta system for existing digital library systems and enhances existing digital library systems or retrieval systems by additional storing and indexing of user-defined multimedia documents, automatic and personal linking concepts, annotations, filtering and personalization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael G. Bauer
    • 1
  • Günther Specht
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für InformatikTU MünchenMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Fakultät für InformatikTU IlmenauIlmenauGermany

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