An Agent-Based Architecture
for Supporting High-Level Search Activities
in Federated Digital Libraries
for Computer Science


Despite the fact that many Digital Libraries (DLs) for Computer Science are available on the Internet, users cannot effectively use them because of inadequate functionality, deficient visualisation and insufficient integration of different DLs. In the framework of this project we develop a user-oriented access system for DLs which overcomes these drawbacks. Based on experiences from the librarian area, higher functions to assist proved search strategies will be implemented. Different DLs will be tightly integrated, so that system-wide search and navigation is possible. The system will be adaptive towards different user wishes, regarding preferences concerning content and system involvement. Daffodil is a project in the strategic research initiative V3D2 (Distributed Processing and Delivery of Digital Documents) of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Project Members

Information Retrieval Group at University of Dortmund (Daffodil project page)
Social Science Information Centre, Bonn
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In the Context of the strategic research initiative:

Connected Digital Libraries



Here you find relevant books we used in the project

Claus-Peter Klas <klas@ls6.cs.uni-dortmund.de>, 15. October 2001