Systems Development Manager
Library of Congress
Associate Professor of Energy Resources Engineering
The Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (iCME) at Stanford and the Library of Congress (LC) have been collaborating to explore the use of mathematical and computational techniques with digital library content. ICME works with the Library to develop mathematical models, algorithms and computational tools that support searching and information discovery in large, multi-format, interdisciplinary archives of digital content; and to develop new software and new approaches to digital repositories and to delivery of digital content for education.
Examples of results so far have included:
- the “LCSH Galaxy” — a visualization of the links among LC subject headings
- automation of metadata improvement and disambiguation through use of external resources such as Wikipedia
- extraction of meaningful keywords for improved text searching and discovery Software from this collaboration is being made available as part of technology transfer.