Integration of Wikipedia and a geography digital library
Lim, Ee Peng
Chang, Chew Hung
Goh, Dion Hoe-Lian
Date of Issue2006
International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (9th : 2006 : Japan)
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
In this paper, we address the problem of integrating Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, and G-Portal, a web-based digital library, in the geography domain. The integration facilitates the sharing of data and services between the two web applications that are of great value in learning. We first present an overall system architecture for supporting such an integration and address the metadata extraction problem associated with it. In metadata extraction, we focus on extracting and constructing metadata for geo-political regions namely cities and countries. Some empirical performance results will be presented. The paper will also describe the adaptations of G-Portal and Wikipedia to meet the integration requirements.
DRNTU::Library and information science::Libraries::Digital libraries and information portals
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