A New Approach to Improving Search Efficiency in Digital Libraries

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Irada Alakbarova 1,* Dilbar Alizada 1

1. Ministry of Science and Education of Azerbaijan, Institute of Information Technologies, Baku, Azerbaijan

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijisa.2024.02.02

Received: 24 Nov. 2023 / Revised: 29 Dec. 2023 / Accepted: 17 Jan. 2024 / Published: 8 Apr. 2024

Index Terms

Digital Library, Wiki Technologies, Intelligent Systems, Clustering, Smart Library


The development of Internet technologies influences the activities of libraries and changes their nature. The volume of content collected in digital libraries is growing rapidly. This requires the use of new technologies to search and obtain electronic materials (text, video, images, sound files) stored in the e-library. Today, using the new capabilities of network technologies and intelligent systems, the proper organization of the digital library, and increasing the efficiency of library services are the main factors leading to an increase in the number of readers and their satisfaction. The main objectives of digital libraries are to ensure efficient retrieval of electronic resources and collaboration between users. While researching various scientific articles on library and information sciences (LIS), we did not encounter approaches using cluster analysis in combination with wiki technologies. To collaborate users in digital libraries and their involvement in organizing electronic resources, we propose using an open database managed by wiki technologies. To effectively search for electronic resources in these open databases, it is proposed to use the clear clustering method. The clear clustering method also allows you to control the quality of clustering. The proposed method is important when creating intelligent (smart) libraries that are easy to manage and automate certain tasks. The research aims to create not just a smart library, but a smart library based on wiki technologies.

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Irada Alakbarova, Dilbar Alizada, "A New Approach to Improving Search Efficiency in Digital Libraries", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), Vol.16, No.2, pp.13-23, 2024. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2024.02.02


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