Part I: Information Retrieval in Digital Libraries.- Introduction to Digital Libraries.- Search Engines.- Part II: Key Technologies of E-Librarian Services.- Semantic Web and Ontologies.- Description Logics and Reasoning.- Natural Language Processing.- Multimedia Information Retrieval.- Part III: Design and Utilization of E-Librarian Services.- Ontological Approach.- Design of the Natural Language Processing Module.- Designing the Multimedia Information Retrieval Module.- Implementation, Configuration, and Deployment.- Best Practices.- Part IV: Appendix.- A - XML SChema Primitive Datatypes.- B - Reasoning Algorithms.- C - Syntactic Difference.- D - Brown Tag Set.- E - Part-of-Speech-Taggers and Parsers.- References.
Dr. sc. nat. Christoph Meinel (1954) is President and CEO of the Hasso-Plattner-Institut for IT-Systems Engineering (HPI) and full professor (C4) for computer science at the University of Potsdam. His research field is Internet and Web Technologies and Systems. Beside he is a teacher at the HPI School of Design Thinking, a visiting professor at the Computer Science School of the Technical University of Beijing (China) and a research fellow of the interdisciplinary center SnT at the University of Luxembourg. Since 2008 he is program director of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program. He is author or co-author of 10 text books and monographs and has published more than 350 per-reviewed scientific papers in highly recognised international scientific journals and conferences. Dr. rer. nat. ing. Serge Linckels (1971) has studied computer-science in Luxembourg, France, and Germany. His research interests are Semantic Web, Multimedia Information Management and Retrieval, and the study and improvement of the way students learn, especially in a computer-based learning environment. He is the author of a textbook about algorithms and programming and has published over 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers in recognized international scientific journals and conferences. He is a computer-science teacher at the Lycee Technique d'Esch/Alzette, a technical high-school in Luxembourg. He lectures at the University of Luxembourg and is a researcher at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI) at the chair of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel.
From the reviews: "The subtitle gives a much better idea of what this book is really about. ... it offers a demonstration of their applicability within a narrow computer science framework. ... the primary audience is computer science researchers. ... It is interesting as an illustration of where information retrieval is heading, an explanation of the relationship between the semantic web and natural language processing, and a glimpse of the potential power of these new ways of representing knowledge." (Toby Burrows, Australian Library Journal, Vol. 61 (2), May, 2012)