Establishing Context of Digital Objects'Creation, Content and Usage

R. Mayer, A. Rauber:
"Establishing Context of Digital Objects'Creation, Content and Usage";
Vortrag: First International Workshop on Innovation in Digital Preservation, Austin, TX, USA; 19.06.2009; in:"Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Innovation in Digital Preservation", (2009), Paper-Nr. 1, 10 S.

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Abstract:


The context of objects is essential for the interpretation of information entities, for establishing their authenticity as well as ensuring appropriate use. Thus, documenting the context of creation and use is an essential task in digital library and document management settings, for retrieval tasks as well as for digital preservation. Yet, context is notoriously difficult and labour-some to establish and document, and often missing or partially incomplete or incorrect when it has to be entered manually by the creator of the digital objects.
This paper introduces an approach to (semi-)automatically determine the creation and usage context of digital objects. Various aspects of context in different dimensions are automatically detected, and different views at multiple levels of granularity allow the extraction of the most appropriate connections to other digital objects.