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Title: Information Retrieval in Distributed Environments Based on Context-Aware, Proactive Documents
Authors: Friedrich, Michael 
Schimkat, Ralf-Dieter 
Küchlin, Wolfgang 
Keywords: information retrieval;Living Documents;knowledge repository;micro server architecture
Issue Date: Aug-2002
Publisher: euroCRIS
Kassel University Press
Source: Wolfgang Adamczak, Annemarie Nase (eds.), "Gaining Insight from Research Information": Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (2002), p. 153-158
Series/Report no.: CRIS2002: 6th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (Kassel, August 29-31, 2002)
Conference: CRIS2002 Conference 
In this position paper we propose a document-centric middleware component called 'Living Documents' to support context-aware information retrieval in distributed communities. A 'Living Document' acts as a micro server for a document which contains computational services, a semi-structured knowledge repository to uniformly store and access context-related information, and finally the document’s digital content. Our initial prototype of 'Living Documents' is based on the concept of mobile agents and implemented in Java and XML.

The project "Verbund Virtuelles Labor" ( is supported by the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst of the state Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Presented at the CRIS2002 Conference in Kassel.-- 6 pages.-- Contains: Conference paper (PDF) + PPT presentation.
ISBN: 3-933146-844
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