Keeping a digital library clean: new solutions to old problems

Alberto H. F. Laender, Marcos André Gonçalves, Ricardo G. Cota, Anderson A. Ferreira, Rodrygo L. T. Santos, Allan J. C. Silva. Keeping a digital library clean: new solutions to old problems. In Maria da Graça Campos Pimentel, Dick C. A. Bulterman, Luiz Fernando Gomes Soares, editors, Proceedings of the 2008 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 16-19, 2008. pages 257-262, ACM, 2008. [doi]


Digital Libraries are complex information systems that involve rich sets of digital objects and their respective metadata, along with multiple organizational structures and services (e.g., searching, browsing, and personalization), and are normally built having a target community of users with specific interests. Central to the success of this type of system is the quality of their services and content. In the context of DLs of scientific literature, among the many problems faced to sustain their information quality, two specific ones, related to information consistency, have taken a lot of attention from the research community: name disambiguation and lack of information to access the full-text of cataloged documents. In this paper, we examine these two problems and describe the solutions we have proposed to solve them.