Advanced information retrieval Web services for digital libraries

TitleAdvanced information retrieval Web services for digital libraries
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsKe, Weimao, Yueyu Fu, and Javed Mostafa
JournalLibrary Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services
Pagination220 - 224
KeywordsWeb-based services

Web service as a standardized XML-based protocol has been useful for inter-system communication and integration. However, Web services in the IR domain have not been widely used. In a previous paper [Fu, Y., & Mostafa, J. (2004). Toward information retrieval Web services for digital libraries. IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2004. Tucson, Arizona], we discussed a system supporting several information retrieval (IR) functions. This system called LUCAS is a Web service for extracting, weighing, and ranking terms. In this paper, we are going to discuss a more advanced version of the system called Lucas II. This updated implementation includes functions of term generation, clustering, and document classification that can be applied to different knowledge domains.