Digital object prototypes: An effective realization of digital object types

Kostas Saidis, George Pyrounakis, Mara Nikolaidou, Alex Delis

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Digital Object Prototypes (DOPs) provide the DL designer with the ability to model diverse types of digital objects in a uniform manner while offering digital object type conformance; objects conform to the designer's type definitions automatically. In this paper, we outline how DOPs effectively capture and express digital object typing information and finally assist in the development of unified web-based DL services such as adaptive cataloguing, batch digital object ingestion and automatic digital content conversions. In contrast, conventional DL services require custom implementations for each different type of material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2nd International Workshop on Parameterized and Exact Computation, IWPEC 2006
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540446362, 9783540446361
StatePublished - 2006
Event10th European Conference on Digital Libraries, ECDL 2006 - Alicante, Spain
Duration: Sep 17 2006Sep 22 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4172 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference10th European Conference on Digital Libraries, ECDL 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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