Vanier D J, Lacasse M A, Payer D R
SL/AM-IT: a CD-rom-based, interactive bibliography on service life and durability
Abstract: This paper describes a technology transfer technique to handle large corpora
of technical information. The paper describes and illustrates a sophisticated
Information Technology tool to interactively browse over 1500 abstracts
and full text documents in the domain of service life and asset management.
The first goal of the project is to provide full access to this compendium of
information in the topic domain. The second goal of the project is to
illustrate a methodology for data storage, data retrieval and technology
transfer for other technology domains. The product described in this paper
is a compact disk-read only memory (CD-ROM)-based, interactive
bibliography on service life prediction, durability and asset management.
There are two innovative features of this compendium: (1) a keyphrase
index, that was created automatically using sophisticated indexing tools, and
(2) an intuitive, interactive interface to large volumes of technical
information. The paper describes the problems of accessing the existing
large volumes of data and information related to service life prediction,
durability and asset management, outlines sophisticated IT tools currently
available for indexing and searching large corpora of technical information,
details the interface and background data structure of the SL/AM-IT
(Service Life/Asset Management-Information Technology) methodology
and product, and discusses advantages of such techniques in the domain of
service life and asset management and other similar technical domains.
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Cluster: papers of the same cluster (result of machine made clusters)
Class: class.man-software (0.042938)
Sound: read aloud.
Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the Research Press of the National Research Council of Canada. The support of the editors, particularly Dr. Dana Vanier, is gratefully appreciated.