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The First International Workshop on Augmented Digital Libraries (ADL’2014) is co-located with the 14th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business (i-KNOW 2014) conference – http://i-know.tugraz.at/.

Digital libraries are becoming increasingly important in research. Traditionally they have been used for tasks such as finding and storing research outputs, however they are increasingly being used as sources for mining information, discovering new trends and evaluating research excellence. The rapid growth in the number of documents being deposited in digital libraries requires the provision for novel approaches that are driven by the needs of knowledge discovery, refinement, and visualisation, aimed at enhancing the individual’s experience.

The foundations of such an experience are not built upon digitisation alone, but on a multi-layer knowledge structure that does not only include information about the documents in the underlying collection in the form of metadata, but also information about the content of those documents, such as the entities mentioned and the relationships between them. It is with these building blocks that it will become possible to relate search results with user needs, for instance by the automatic generation of different views that integrate and personalise information items together which can than be exploited by novel interfaces and visualisation techniques.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from the fields of digital libraries, natural language processing, information retrieval, user interfaces, the semantic web and other disciplines, where they can constructively explore and discuss the conception and realisation of systems incorporating such novelties.

Some of the research themes that this workshop aims to address include, but are not limited to:

  1. The development of appropriate representations and techniques for the automatic or semi-automatic extraction of metadata from source documents;
  2. The automatic identification of entities, in large volumes of documents, and the relationships between these entities;
  3. The provision of services and applications capable of linking and contextualizing content across large volumes of documents;
  4. The facilitation of search and navigation through innovative user interfaces and visualisations;
  5. The design of usable and useful interactive systems for digital libraries;
  6. The evaluation of different solutions to the above through effective usability studies using existing collections of documents.
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