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Using Multiple Viewpoints to Improve Retrieval Effectiveness in Content-Based Image Retrieval
Found in: Multimedia Software Engineering, International Symposium on
By James C. French
Issue Date:December 2004
pp. xv
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An Application of Multiple Viewpoints to Content-Based Image Retrieval
Found in: Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on
By James C. French, A. C. Chapin, Worthy N. Martin
Issue Date:May 2003
pp. 128
Content-based image retrieval uses features that can be extracted from the images themselves. Using more than one representation of the images in a collection can improve the results presented to a user without changing the underlying feature extraction or...
 
Metrics for Evaluating Database Selection Techniques
Found in: Database and Expert Systems Applications, International Workshop on
By James C. French, Allison L. Powell
Issue Date:September 1999
pp. 726
The increasing availability of online databases and other information resources in digital libraries has created the need for efficient and effective algorithms for selecting databases to search. A number of techniques have been proposed for query routing ...
 
A systematic approach to creating and maintaining software documentation
Found in: Proceedings of the 1996 ACM symposium on Applied Computing (SAC '96)
By Allison L. Powell, James C. French, John C. Knight
Issue Date:February 1996
pp. 201-208
This paper describes the effects of program restructuring in a dataflow environment. Previous studies showed that dataflow programs can exhibit locality and that a memory hierarchy is feasible in a dataflow environment. This study shows that the order in w...
     
OmniMea: an approach to improved content recruitment for institutional repositories
Found in: Proceedings of the 13th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '13)
By Allison L. Powell, James C. French
Issue Date:July 2013
pp. 411-412
A common complaint of providers of institutional repository services is that they have low utilization by their intended user base. The reasons are varied, but two are germane to our project: lack of individual incentives among potentially participating fa...
     
Modeling web data
Found in: Proceedings of the second ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '02)
By James C. French
Issue Date:July 2002
pp. 320-321
We have created three testbeds of web data for use in controlled experiments in collection modeling. This short paper examines the applicability of Ziff's and Heaps' laws as applied to web data. We find extremely close agreement between observed vocabulary...
     
Exploiting a controlled vocabulary to improve collection selection and retrieval effectiveness
Found in: Proceedings of the tenth international conference on Information and knowledge management (CIKM'01)
By Allison L. Powell, Fredric Gey, James C. French, Natalia Perelman
Issue Date:October 2001
pp. 199-206
Vocabulary incompatibilities arise when the terms used to index a document collection are largely unknown, or at least not well-known to the users who eventually search the collection. No matter how comprehensive or well-structured the indexing vocabulary,...
     
The impact of database selection on distributed searching
Found in: Proceedings of the 23rd annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval (SIGIR '00)
By Allison L. Powell, Charles L. Viles, James C. French, Jamie Callan, Margaret Connell
Issue Date:July 2000
pp. 232-239
The proliferation of online information resources increases the importance of effective and efficient distributed searching. Distributed searching is cast in three parts --- database selection, query processing, and results merging. In this paper we examin...
     
Growth and server availability of the NCSTRL digital library
Found in: Proceedings of the fifth ACM conference on Digital libraries (DL '00)
By Allison L. Powell, James C. French
Issue Date:June 2000
pp. 264-265
This paper reports on measurements of the NCSTRL digital library taken over a two-year period. We report the growth of the system along two dimensions: number of participating institutions and number of documents indexed by the system. We also report an as...
     
Electronic theses and dissertations at the University of Virginia library
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth ACM conference on Digital libraries (DL '99)
By Cristina W. Sharretts, James C. French
Issue Date:August 1999
pp. 246-247
This presentation focuses on the strategic design planning and vision creation process for the E-Quarium, the online complement to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. More than six months of informed investigation and analysis resulted in an ambitious redesign of t...
     
Using query mediators for distributed searching in federated digital libraries
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth ACM conference on Digital libraries (DL '99)
By Carl Lagoze, James C. French, Naomi Dushay
Issue Date:August 1999
pp. 171-178
This presentation focuses on the strategic design planning and vision creation process for the E-Quarium, the online complement to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. More than six months of informed investigation and analysis resulted in an ambitious redesign of t...
     
Comparing the performance of database selection algorithms
Found in: Proceedings of the 22nd annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval (SIGIR '99)
By Allison L. Powell, Charles L. Viles, James C. French, Jamie Callan, Kevin J. Prey, Travis Emmitt, Yun Mou
Issue Date:August 1999
pp. 238-245
The TIPSTER collection is unusual because of both its size and detail. In particular, it describes a set of information needs, as opposed to traditional queries. These detailed representations of information need are an opportunity for research on differen...
     
Evaluating database selection techniques: a testbed and experiment
Found in: Proceedings of the 21st annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval (SIGIR '98)
By Allison L. Powell, Charles L. Viles, James C. French, Kevin J. Prey, Travis Emmitt
Issue Date:August 1998
pp. 121-129
The TIPSTER collection is unusual because of both its size and detail. In particular, it describes a set of information needs, as opposed to traditional queries. These detailed representations of information need are an opportunity for research on differen...
     
Efficient searching in distributed digital libraries
Found in: Proceedings of the third ACM conference on Digital libraries (DL '98)
By Allison L. Powell, James C. French, Walter R. Creighton
Issue Date:June 1998
pp. 283-284
This presentation focuses on the strategic design planning and vision creation process for the E-Quarium, the online complement to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. More than six months of informed investigation and analysis resulted in an ambitious redesign of t...
     
Applications of approximate word matching in information retrieval
Found in: Proceedings of the sixth international conference on Information and knowledge management (CIKM '97)
By Allison L. Powell, Eric Schulman, James C. French
Issue Date:November 1997
pp. 9-15
This paper describes the design of and experimentation with the Knowledge Query and Manipulation Language (KQML), a new language and protocol for exchanging information and knowledge. This work is part of a larger effort, the ARPA Knowledge Sharing Effort ...
     
On the update of term weights in dynamic information retrieval systems
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Information and knowledge management (CIKM '95)
By Charles L. Viles, James C. French
Issue Date:November 1995
pp. 167-174
This paper describes the design of and experimentation with the Knowledge Query and Manipulation Language (KQML), a new language and protocol for exchanging information and knowledge. This work is part of a larger effort, the ARPA Knowledge Sharing Effort ...
     
Dissemination of collection wide information in a distributed information retrieval system
Found in: Proceedings of the 18th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval (SIGIR '95)
By Charles L. Viles, James C. French
Issue Date:July 1995
pp. 12-20
The TIPSTER collection is unusual because of both its size and detail. In particular, it describes a set of information needs, as opposed to traditional queries. These detailed representations of information need are an opportunity for research on differen...
     
Extensible file system (ELFS): an object-oriented approach to high performance file I/O
Found in: Proceedings of the ninth annual conference on Object-oriented programming systems, language, and applications (OOPSLA '94)
By Andrew S. Grimshaw, James C. French, John F. Karpovich
Issue Date:October 1994
pp. 99-107
Scientific applications often manipulate very large sets of persistent data. Over the past decade, advances in disk storage device performance have consistently been outpaced by advances in the performance of the rest of the computer system. As a result, m...
     
Performance measurement of a parallel Input/Output system for the Intel iPSC/2 Hypercube
Found in: Proceedings of the 1991 ACM SIGMETRICS conference on Measurement and modeling of computer systems (SIGMETRICS '91)
By James C. French, Mriganka Das, Terrence W. Pratt
Issue Date:May 1991
pp. 261-269
We present a new adaptive flow control algorithm together with learning routing algorithms.The key performance measure in both algorithms is packet delay. Window adjustment and route selection are based on delay measurements. Simulation results have shown ...
     
Wide Area Technical Report Service: technical reports online
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Alan L. Selman, Edward A. Fox, James C. French, Kurt Maly
Issue Date:January 1988
pp. 45
Wide Area Technical Report Service (WATERS) is a distributed database of computer science technical reports. Contributors are departments of computer science that make their reports, stored locally at their sites, available through World-Wide Web and a WAI...
     
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