A Public Library Based on Full-text Retrieval

@article{Witten1998APL,
  title={A Public Library Based on Full-text Retrieval},
  author={Ian H. Witten and Craig G. Nevill-Manning and Rodger J. McNab and Sally Jo Cunningham},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  year={1998},
  volume={41},
  pages={71-75}
}
•We avoid manual processing of source material, and avoid making assumptions about the document repositories from which it is collected; for example, we do not require bibliographic metadata. •Access is via a full-text index of the entire contents of each document, rather than document surrogates. •We are concerned with user interface aspects and the real needs of library users. •Our systems must operate in geographically remote locations with high Internet costs—an environment in which the… CONTINUE READING

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