We are building a Web-based system to provide easy access to documents for use by natural resource managers, scientists, and other interested parties in the Pacific Northwest. Initially, we are focusing on the Adaptive Management Area Program (www.fs.fed.us/r6/plan/adapt.htm) with the USDA Forest Service as the lead government partner in collaboration with… (More)
A digital library typically includes a set of keywords (or subject terms) for each document in its collection(s). For some applications, including natural resource management, geographic location (e.g., the place of a study or a project) is very i mportant. The metadata for such documents needs to indicate the location(s) associated with a document-and… (More)
We introduce the notion of <i>semantic components</i> that occur in domain-specific documents, discuss use of semantic components to improve document retrieval in a domain-specific collection, and present the results of two case studies.
Project: The goal of this project is to build an application-specific digital library to support the natural resource manager by providing access to project and agency documents such as Environmental Impact Statements and wildlife biologist specialist reports. As a domain-specific digital library, we have focused on the use of keywords, organized into… (More)
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Abstract: Metadata++ is a digital library system that we are developing to serve the needs of the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, the United States Department… (More)
In this paper we summarize our progress and plans in two related, digital government research projects that focus on information retrieval in a domain-specific, digital library. We focus on supporting expert users in their various work tasks.