- Non-textual DLs: Software, Datasets, Video, Image, Audio, Geographic, others
- R. J. McNab, L. A. Smith, D. Bainbridge and I. H. Witten, "The New Zealand
Digital Library MELody inDEX," D-Lib Magazine, May 1997.
This paper describes the MELDEX system which is designed to search and
retrieve musical recordings based on humming into a microphone. The audio
input is converted into regular musical notation, then regular string
matching is done to come up with a "best match" for the song that fits
- S.-F. Chang, J. R. Smith, H. J. Meng, H. Wang, and D. Zhong, "Finding
Images/Video in Large Archives: Columbia's Content-Based Visual Query
Project," D-Lib Magazine, February 1997.
This paper describes the SaFe (Spatial and Feature query system) and other projects
at Columbia University. It combines textual searching with content based
searching for videos and images. SaFe extracts "features" and text from
images and video and uses them to index them.
L. D. Bergman, V. Castelli, C.-S. Li, "Progressive Content-Based Retrieval
from Satellite Image Archives," D-Lib Magazine, October 1997.
This paper gives a good background on the issues of searching geo-spatial
data. Extensive examples are given, but I don't believe there is a demo
- J. Frew, M. Freeson, R. B. Kemp, J. Simpson, T. Smith, A. Wells, and Q.
Zheng, "The Alexandria Digital Library Testbed," D-Lib Magazine,
This paper gives an architectural overview of the Alexandria Digital
Library. It does not specifically focus on the issues of searching
geo-spatial information, but since Alexandria does have a workable on-line
demo, and Alexandria is a DLI-funded initiative, I have included this
paper in our readings.