The NASA Astrophysics Data System: Architecture

@article{Accomazzi2000TheNA,
  title={The NASA Astrophysics Data System: Architecture},
  author={A. Accomazzi and G. Eichhorn and Michael J. Kurtz and C. Grant and S. S. Murray},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics Supplement Series},
  year={2000},
  volume={143},
  pages={85-109}
}
The powerful discovery capabilities available in the ADS bibliographic services are possible thanks to the design of a flexible search and retrieval system based on a relational database model. Bibliographic records are stored as a corpus of structured documents containing fielded data and metadata, while discipline-specific knowledge is segregated in a set of files independent of the bibliographic data itself. This ancillary information is used by the database management software to compile… Expand

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