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ScholOnto: an ontology-based digital library server for research documents and discourse

Buckingham Shum, Simon; Motta, Enrico and Domingue, John (2000). ScholOnto: an ontology-based digital library server for research documents and discourse. International Journal on Digital Libraries, 3(3) pp. 237–248.

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The internet is rapidly becoming the first place for researchers to publish documents, but at present they receive little support in searching, tracking, analysing or debating concepts in a literature from scholarly perspectives. This paper describes the design rationale and implementation of ScholOnto, an ontology-based digital library server to support scholarly interpretation and discourse. It enables researchers to describe and debate via a semantic network the contributions a document makes, and its relationship to the literature. The paper discusses the computational services that an ontology-based server supports, alternative user interfaces to support interaction with a large semantic network, usability issues associated with knowledge formalisation, new work practices that could emerge, and related work.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2000 Springer-Verlag
ISSN: 1432-1300
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetUK EPSRC [GR/M78151]
Not SetNot SetEnrich [P29015]
Not SetNot SetPatMan [P4017]
Keywords: scholarly discourse; scientific publishing; ontologies; knowledge-based systems; argumentation; visualisation; eprint servers; internet digital libraries
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 23353
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2011 16:44
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 06:59
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