David Smith, Anne Mahoney, Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox, Management of XML Documents in an Integrated Digital Library

We describe a generalized toolset developed by the Perseus Pro ject to manage XML documents in the context of a large, heterogeneous digital library. The system manages multiple DTDs through mappings from elements in the DTD to abstract document structures. The abstraction of document metadata, both structural and descriptive, facilitates the development of application-level tools for knowledge management and document presentation. We discuss the implementation of the XML back end and describe applications for cross citation retrieval, toponym extraction and plotting, automatic hypertext generation, morphology, and word co-occurrence.

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