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ERIC Number: ED411834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 12
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Intelligent Information Harvesting Architecture: An Application to a High School Environment.
Hanani, Uri; Frank, Ariel
In the educational arena, information is conventionally scattered throughout many projects and documents and on many systems. This distribution of data inhibits students and faculty members from searching and accessing information conveniently and efficiently. The research project described in this paper aims to consolidate the disparate data into one information repository. Known as the KATSIR (K12 Advanced Touring System based on Information Retrieval) system, the project is developing and implementing a comprehensive architecture for intelligent information retrieval in open systems. The novelty of this approach is the combination of a new research paradigm in information retrieval, called information harvesting, with a K12-friendly interface. This paradigm enables both teachers and students to gain practical experience in harvesting information both locally and throughout Internet sites in a K12 environment. As part of this research, an innovative information retrieval project was developed. The program is targeted mainly at the establishment and implementation of a comprehensive Educational Digital Library. This new virtual school library was implemented in the Gilo Comprehensive High School on a local area network that contains more than 150 personal computers with a CD-ROM based system, a high-speed line interface to the Internet, and advanced information science tools. This paper presents the KATSIR system with its various components and capabilities on the Internet as a powerful search and harvesting engine, and its promising contributions to the educational environment. (Contains 12 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel