Collaborative, Distributed Information Management and Retrieval Architecture for the Enterprises

Authors: 

Tony Abou-Assaleh
Oliver Baltzer
Chris Jordan
Philip O'Brien
Hathai Tanta-ngai

Author Addresses: 

Faculty of Computer Science
Dalhousie University
6050 University Ave.
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 4R2

Abstract: 

The volume of published, digital content on the Internet grows rapidly each year. Locating and obtaining papers relevant to a particular topic becomes difficult as the sources are dispersed extensively making tracking and collection a lengthy and highly involved task. A solution to this fragmentation of publications is to define a common architecture whereby publishing firms provide local citation graphs to the remainder of the system enabling all firms to construct a global citation graph. The requirements of the participants of such a system are numerous but are lead by the need of each body to remain sole maintainer and provider of a published work. In this paper we present an architecture to address and accommodate the requirements of all parties involved in such a system. We show how our distributed citation system architecture is beneficial to the publishing firms involved in the distributed system as well as end users of the system.

Tech Report Number: 
CS-2005-13
Report Date: 
August 10, 2005
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