Computing Intensions of Digital Library Collections

11 years 7 months ago
Computing Intensions of Digital Library Collections
We model a Digital Library as a formal context in which objects are documents and attributes are terms describing documents contents. A formal concept is very close to the notion of a collection: the concept extent is the extension of the collection; the concept intent consists of a set of terms, the collection intension. The collection intension can be viewed as a simple conjunctive query which evaluates precisely to the extension. However, for certain collections no concept may exist, in which case the concept that best approximates the extension must be used. In so doing, we may end up with a too imprecise concept, in case too many documents denoted by the intension are outside the extension. We then look for a more precise intension by exploring 3 different query languages: conjunctive queries with negation; disjunctions of negationfree conjunctive queries; and disjunctions of conjunctive queries with negation. We show that a precise description can always be found in one of these...
Carlo Meghini, Nicolas Spyratos
Added 08 Jun 2010
Updated 08 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Carlo Meghini, Nicolas Spyratos
Comments (0)