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Computational Linguistics for Metadata Building

          Path: Digital Library Projects  :  CLiMB (2002-2004)

Original CLIMB Press Release, 4/22/02

The goal of the project Computational Linguistics for Metadata Building (CLiMB) was to explore and develop computer-assisted strategies for extracting item-level metadata -- i.e., cataloging suitable for use in large-scale digital library collection projects -- from the body of existing scholarly monographic literature relating to those collections. This effort was an attempt to address the problem presented by the often prohibitive expense of creating detailed subject cataloging for items in the collections being digitized. This is especially true for the many unique image-based research collections that would be of significant scholarly and instructional interest if they were made available as part of the evolving national and international digital library.




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