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Presentation on MERLIN (Metadata Enrichment for Repositories in a London Institutional Network) given to Kultivate workshop on 24th May 2011

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MERLIN

  1. 1. MERLIN Metadata Enrichment for Repositories in a London Institutional Network Rory McNicholl, ULCC (r.mcnicholl@ulcc.ac.uk)
  2. 2. MERLIN Built on LASSO Original LASSO search <ul><li>Metadata harvested using OAI-PMH </li></ul><ul><li>Provides aggregated search over 10 LEAP repositories </li></ul>
  3. 3. MERLIN Innovative user interface MERLIN introduces new user interface <ul><li>LASSO basic and advanced search conflated in left hand panel </li></ul><ul><li>Leaving lots of space for... </li></ul>
  4. 4. MERLIN Enhancing search experience with text-mined metadata <ul><li>Results in right panel </li></ul><ul><li>Details in bottom panel... </li></ul><ul><li>...and in the center panel: terms mined from the full text documents of the result set </li></ul>MERLIN's one-stop discovery page
  5. 5. MERLIN Using the TerMine terms Terms can be used to manipulate the result set by... refining... ...or expanding
  6. 6. MERLIN Using the TerMine terms Terms mined from a single document Turning the term-volume up
  7. 7. MERLIN What is going on under there?
  8. 8. MERLIN What could go on under there?

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