The Internet has brought about revolutionary change in our ability to search. However, what methods do engineers of the digital era use in their countless codes to help us find appropriate and relevant information? What new ways of thinking about archives presentation has Mozop, developed by the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, brought? TELDAP e-newsletter is proud to invite Mr. Li You-sheng of “Research and Development of Digital Archives and e-Learning Technologies Project”to come and share the new results of TELPAD’s technological research and development.
Integrated Search for Life Information
There are many brand new things on the Internet; however, the information is often scattered and on different websites, especially when it relates to travel or buying a home, which require searching in specific locations. In a single search, you can find results on food, clothes, living, business, education and entertainment – which make things quite complicated. Mozop, developed by Research and Development of Digital Archives and e-Learning Technologies Project, is a service website which integrates geo-space and online life information.
On Mozop, you can easily integrate geo-space with everyday living information.
Upon entering Mozop, all you have to do is enter in the geographical location of where you want to search. The system then automatically identifies important places and classifies them according to cultural arts, lodging, transportation, education, financial services, food and dining, government offices, housing real estate, information communication, medical care, pet-related services, leisure and entertainment and general merchandise shopping; all of which is displayed on a Google Map-based interface, showing the names, addresses and phone number for each of the locations.
Information Exploration takes a lot of effort, Geographical Positioning Not Easy
Mr. Li You-sheng of the “Research and Development of Digital Archives and e-Learning Technologies Project” said that there is a countless amount of information on the Internet; People just can’t search things individually on their own, we need to rely on something smarter than us. Therefore, the project’s team members especially created convenient tools for collecting information such as store names, addresses, phone numbers etc from external websites; it extracts information that will be useful for most people. After users decide which geographical area to search in, the system displays categories based on the subject of their search, which prevents the map from being covered with dots that confuse and distract users from what they are searching for.
Geographical positioning was a difficult problem that needed to be solved. On Google Map, the address along with longitude and latitude coordinates can be used to help with positioning but it can become a real challenge when it comes to finding the exact location of smaller places (such as Youchekou) when you don’t have the exact address. The solution to this problem that the project team uses is the above-mentioned Internet search technology – it looks for special location names, addresses and connection between coordinates found on websites and online discussions, and thus it is able to give you the true location of the place you are searching for.
Starting from space information brings TELPAD Archives results
Providing users with a convenient platform for obtaining living space information is the number one goal of Mozop. Mr. Li You-sheng said that the project team hopes to conceive an effective method for displaying the items in TELDAP’s Union Catalogs on the geographical space information platform. On Mozop, users can already search digital archives information on fish and shellfish.
On Mozop, you can also search for digital archives results relating to Taiwan’s fish and shellfish.
Why were digital archives with subjects such as fish and shellfish selected first for Mozop? Basically, Metadata’s archived biological data includes more abundant longitude and latitude information; its geographical information analysis and display is less difficult. Mr. Li You-sheng also hopes that in the near future they can cooperate with more archive projects, displaying diversity in the fields of Taiwan’s ecology and culture. This will help more users to find the archived information they need.
Integrating On-the-Go web tools, Searching Information is More Convenient
As the environment for mobile web tools and LBS gradually matures, Mozop’s concept of service could possibly become a useful tool for searching living information and archives in the future. In taking a smart phone to Yang-ming Mountain, one could look up flowers and poetic allusions related to Yang-ming Mountain.
Besides on-the-go services, there is more potential for development in Mozop’s online information search technology. We can search news and web pages through words and phrases, connecting us with the great events around the world. Also, according to the search results we get through key words, we can search corresponding archives in TELPAD’s Union Catalogs , even to the point that it will automatically generate articles introduced in the archives. This will assist many people in getting to know the project results.
“web1.0 displays information, web 2.0 emphasizes interaction, and web 3.0 hopes to begin with the hopes of users and provide relevant service.”Mr. Li You-sheng has shared with readers his views on the Internet. Perhaps through the diligence of the project team, TELPAD will keep up with the times and appear before users with a more Smart appearance.
Publisher：Fan-Sen Wang, Vice President of Academia Sinica Editor-in-Chief：Zong-Kun Li Publishing Department：Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program, TELDAP Executive Editor：Sub-project: Digital Information - the New and Creative Way of Communicating Mailing Address：The Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
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Issue：TELDAP e-Newsletter (October, 2011) Publish Date：10/15 /2011 First Issue：02/15 /2007（Published on 15th every 2 months）
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