Automating the Construction of Authority Files in Digital Libraries: A Case Study

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Authors:French, James, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Powell, Allison, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Schulman, Eric, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

The issue of quality control has become increasingly important as more online databases are integrated into digital libraries. This can have a dramatic effect on the search effectiveness of an online system. Authority work, the need to discover and reconcile variant forms of strings in bibliographic entries, will become more difficult. Spelling variants, misspellings, translation and transliteration differences all increase the difficulty of retrieving information. This paper is a case study of our efforts to create an authority file for authors' institutional affiliations in the Astrophysics Data System. The techniques surveyed here for the detection and categorization of variant forms have broader applicability and may be used in authority work for other bibliographic fields.

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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Language:
English
Source Citation:

French, James, Allison Powell, and Eric Schulman. "Automating the Construction of Authority Files in Digital Libraries: A Case Study." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (1997).

Publisher:
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Published Date:
1997