CiteSeer-API: Towards seamless resource location and interlinking for digital libraries

Yves Petinot, C. Lee Giles, Vivek Bhatnagar, Pradeep B. Teregowda, Hui Han, Isaac Councill

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Abstract

We introduce CiteSeer-API, a public API to CiteSeer-like services. CiteSeer-API is SOAP/WSDL based and allows for easy programmatical access to all the specific functionalities offered by CiteSeer services, including full text search of documents and citations and citation-based document discovery. In order to enable operability and interlinking with arbitrary software agents and digital library systems, CiteSeer-API uses digital content signatures to create system-independent handles for the Document, Citation and Group resources of CiteSeer servers. We discuss specific functionalities of CiteSeer-API that take advantage of these handlers in order to enable seamless location of CiteSeer resources. Finally we argue that the digital signature scheme used by CiteSeer-API is well suited for the creation of machine-usable semantic descriptions of digital library services which is the key toward seamless discovery and integration of services such as CiteSeer-API. CiteSeer-API is currently showcased on CiteSeer.IST, the CiteSeer server of the School of Information Science and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCIKM 2004: Proceedings of the Thirteenth ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
EditorsD.A. Evans, L. Gravano, O. Herzog, C. Zhai, M. Ronthaler
Pages553-561
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2004
EventCIKM 2004: Proceedings of the Thirteenth ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Nov 8 2004Nov 13 2004

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OtherCIKM 2004: Proceedings of the Thirteenth ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period11/8/0411/13/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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    Petinot, Y., Giles, C. L., Bhatnagar, V., Teregowda, P. B., Han, H., & Councill, I. (2004). CiteSeer-API: Towards seamless resource location and interlinking for digital libraries. In D. A. Evans, L. Gravano, O. Herzog, C. Zhai, & M. Ronthaler (Eds.), CIKM 2004: Proceedings of the Thirteenth ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (pp. 553-561)