Title

Sharing and accessing internet resources across barriers of nation, language, and collection

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Journal

Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting

Volume

40

First Page

457

URL with Digital Object Identifier

https://doi.org/10.1002/meet.1450400170

Abstract

While the Internet provides great opportunities for sharing and accessing information resources globally, there are still many barriers to overcome. In this session, a group of experts will share their research in this area. Vaughan and Thelwall will present their study on national bias of information resources coverage as reflected in commercial search engines. In the area of cross-language information retrieval, although many search engines have the capability to retrieve information in Chinese using English queries, there has not been research on evaluation of the search capabilities and retrieval performances of such search engines. Shaoyi He will fill this gap in his presentation on such evaluations. Finally, Shreve and Zeng will discuss their approach of how to use parallel metadata to provide multilingual / multicultural access to a linguistically heterogeneous collection in an NSF-funded digital library project.

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