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Automating the Construction of Authority Files in Digital Libraries: A Case Study

French, James; Powell, Allison; Schulman, Eric
Format
Report
Author
French, James
Powell, Allison
Schulman, Eric
Abstract
The issue of quality control has become increasingly important as more online databases are integrated into digital libraries. This can have a dramatic effect on the search effectiveness of an online system. Authority work, the need to discover and reconcile variant forms of strings in bibliographic entries, will become more difficult. Spelling variants, misspellings, translation and transliteration differences all increase the difficulty of retrieving information. This paper is a case study of our efforts to create an authority file for authors' institutional affiliations in the Astrophysics Data System. The techniques surveyed here for the detection and categorization of variant forms have broader applicability and may be used in authority work for other bibliographic fields.
Language
English
Date Received
20121029
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science, 1997
Published Date
1997
Collection
Libra Open Repository
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