025.0 Multilingual access to digital libraries

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025.0 Multilingual access to digital libraries

025.0 Across Languages, Across Cultures: Issues in Multilinguality and Digital Libraries Article discussing some of the issues that must be addressed in order to implement a multilingual interface for a digital library system, describing the approach undertaken at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Pisa, Italy.

025.344 Dublin Core in Multiple Languages: Esperanto, Interlingua, or Pidgin? Article proposing that Dublin Core metadata requires a set of elements common to every language. It is suggested that technical terms with no exact translation equivalents in different languages could be explained with a phrase, or new terms could be defined.

025.0 Multilingual Information Processing Infrastructure for Global Digital Libraries: EPICIST Article proposing and evaluating a character or symbol code infrastructure called EPICIST (Efficient, Programmable and Interchangeable Code Infrastructure for Symbols and Texts) for multilingual and multi-cultural information processing. Covers several aspects of processing including searching, sorting, and compression.

025.0 Multi-Media, Multi-Cultural, and Multi-Lingual Digital Libraries Draws attention to the multilingual issues involved in designing digital libraries accessible on the Internet. Many of the multi-lingual design issues parallel those of multimedia digital libraries. Provides examples from multimedia digital libraries to illustrate some of the urgent design challenges in creating a globally distributed network serving people who speak many languages other than English.

025.0 Serving Users in Many Languages: Cross-Language Information Retrieval for Digital Libraries Discussion of technical approaches to cross-language information retrieval looking at user needs and highlighting some worldwide initiatives.

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