INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY "KEY TO TEXT" FOR SEMANTIC SEARCH AND INDEXING OF TEXTUAL INFORMATION - AN ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING
||INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY "KEY TO TEXT" FOR SEMANTIC SEARCH AND INDEXING OF TEXTUAL INFORMATION - AN ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING
||Electronic Publishing 2000. Electronic Publishing in the Third Millenium: Proceedings of an ICCC/IFIP conference held at Kaliningrad/Svetlogorsk, Russia August 17-19 2000/Edited by Peter Linde, John W.T.Smith, Elena Emilianova. Washington D.C.: ICCC Press, 2000. 239 p. ISBN: 1-891365-07-X
||The electronic editions gives essentially new features to structure and organization for searching information by the reader and the information services providers. Before the computer revolution any edition on a library shelf or under a veil of a dust on a desk, before the reader took it in his hands, meant no more than was written in its catalogue card. (Certainly, we here do not speak about the editions surrounded with light of legends).
Only the electronic edition is capable to speak at the top of its voice even in the absence of the reader. The complete dictionary index of the accessible editions, which 30 years back was the dream of any visitor of the scientific library, today has become the present damnation. Let’s imagine a reader who wants to find verses about love (about the real love). He will receive a vast list of references on 10, 20, 30, … ways of love, 1001 nights of love, legal, psychological, physiological features of love of sexual minorities, on love to the Fatherland and not love to certain characters. But he searched another matter! His wishes and ideas aspired to something different. He has simply formulated a search image, and the results of the search only hide his idea of love behind a detailed lexical map of the use of the word "love". Fortunately, it is possible to use the skill of the electronic editions to speak (we shall recollect Ahmatova’s verse: «I have learned women to speak, but God, who will force them to stop?») into a channel of intelligent, purposeful dialogue with the prospective reader. We shall in this paper discuss the technology ensuring such dialogue on the basis of the automated computed semantic search and analysis of the textual information.
This dialogue is important not only for the reader, who hungers for the information he wants. It is extremely important for the author or publisher too because of the importance of the authentical prediction of the ways how to understand how the published text is understood by different categories of readers.
||New publishing models, indexing, semantics
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