Title

Integration of Wikipedia and a Geography Digital Library

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

11-2006

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Web-based encyclopedia, geography digital libraries, integration.

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

Digital Libraries: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities: 9th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2006, Kyoto, Japan, November 27-30, 2006. Proceedings

Volume

4312

First Page

449

Last Page

458

ISBN

9783540493778

Identifier

10.1007/11931584_48

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Kyoto

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11931584_48