<< Chapter < Page
  Online humanities scholarship:     Page 18 / 32
Chapter >> Page >

Ideally, such endeavors will mean the reassessment of the initial exclusion criteria for knowledgebase materials. The increasing number of books published and republished in electronic format, for example, means that the inclusion of monograph-length studies of the Sonnets is no longer a task so onerous as to be prohibitive. Indeed, large-scale digitization projects such as Google Books and the Internet Archive are also making a growing number of books, both old and new, available in digital form.

4.5. experiment: the rekn crawler

We recognized that the next stages of our work would be predicated on the ability to create topic- or domain-specific knowledgebases from electronic materials. The work, then, pointed to the need for a better Internet resource discovery system, one that allowed topic-specific harvesting of Internet-based data, returning results pertinent to targeted knowledge domains, and that integrated with existing collections of materials (such as REKn) operating in existing reading systems (such as PReE), in order to take advantage of the functionality of existing tools in relation to the results. To investigate this further, we collaborated with Iter, a not-for-profit partnership created to develop and support electronic resources to assist scholars studying European culture from 400 to 1700 CE. On the mandate, history, and development of Iter, see Bowen (2000, 2008). For a more detailed report on this collaborative experiment, see Siemens, et al. (2006).

4.5.1. premises

We thought we could use technologies like Nutch and models from other more complex harvesters (such as DataFountains and the Nalanda iVia Focused Crawler) See also Mitchell (2006). to create something that would suit our purposes and be freely distributable and transportable among our several partners and their work. In using such technologies, we hoped also to explore how best to exploit representations of ontological structures found in bibliographic databases to ensure that the material returned via Internet searches was reliably on-topic.

4.5.2. method

The underlying method for the prototype REKn Crawler is quite straightforward. An Iter search returns bibliographic (MARC) records, which in turn provide the metadata (such as author, title, subject) to seed a web search, the results of which are returned to the knowledgebase. In the end, the original corpus is complemented by a collection of pages from the web that are related to the same subject. While all of these web materials may not always be directly relevant, they may still be useful.

The method ensures accuracy, scalability, and utility. Accuracy is ensured insofar as the results are disambiguated by comparison against Iter’s bibliographic records—that is, via a process of domain-specific ontological structures. Scalability is ensured in that individual searches can be automatically sequenced, drawing bibliographic records from Iter one at a time to ensure that the harvester covers all parts of an identified knowledge domain. Utility is ensured because the resultant materials are drawn into the reading system and bibliographic records are created (via the original records, or using Lemon8-XML).

Questions & Answers

Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
hi
Loga
Got questions? Join the online conversation and get instant answers!
Jobilize.com Reply

Get the best Algebra and trigonometry course in your pocket!





Source:  OpenStax, Online humanities scholarship: the shape of things to come. OpenStax CNX. May 08, 2010 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11199/1.1
Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc.

Notification Switch

Would you like to follow the 'Online humanities scholarship: the shape of things to come' conversation and receive update notifications?

Ask