Resource Selection and Data Fusion in Distributed Multimedia Digital Libraries: The MIND Approach

Crestani, Fabio Resource Selection and Data Fusion in Distributed Multimedia Digital Libraries: The MIND Approach., 2003 . In Third Open Archives Forum Workshop, Berlin (Germany), March 2003. [Conference paper]


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MIND is an IST project funded under the EC Fifh Framework. It is led by the University of Strathclyde (UK), with the University of Florence (Italy), Duisburg (Germany), Sheffield (UK), and Carnegie Mellon (USA) as partners. The project started in January 2001 and is approaching a conclusion. MIND addresses some of the issues that arise when people have routine access to thousands of heterogeneous and distributed multimedia Digital Libraries. Today, a person must know where to search, how to query different media, and how to combine information from diverse resources. As Digital Libraries continue to proliferate, in a variety of media, and from a variety of sources, these problems of resource selection and data fusion become major obstacles, as solutions based on a centralised repository of metadata will battle with scalability and substantiality. In this talk I will give a brief overview of the results achieved in the MIND project. I will also outline the differences and similarities between the MIND and the OAI approach to accessing multimedia information in distributed Digital Libraries. Although, very different and starting from almost opposite assumptions, I hope to be able to show that there is strength in a possible combination of the two approaches.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Open Archives Initiative (OAI), digital library
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Andrea Marchitelli
Date deposited: 11 Apr 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:58


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