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Hickey, Thomas Butler 1947-

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Works: 62 works in 85 publications in 1 language and 207 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Research team head
Classifications: Z669.7.O3, 025.316021
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Research report prepared for OCLC on multidimensional mapping of libraries based on shared holdings in the OCLC Online Union Catalog by William E McGrath ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Research report on field, subfield, and indicator statistics in OCLC bibliographic records by Thomas Butler Hickey ( Book )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Superimposed coding versus sequential and inverted files by Thomas Butler Hickey ( )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The relative efficiency of three computer search algorithms was compared for searching large bibliographic files with Boolean search strategies. The sequential and inverted files represent the two most common file structures used today for bibliographic searching. Superimposed coding is an alternative that is becoming more attractive as the speed of computers improves. The superimposed search has a key associated with each record in the data base to act as a screen to eliminate the majority of records from further consideration. The keys are based on the bigrams and trigrams contained in the record, and are arranged in a linear file. The sequential search is a character by character scan of the entire file. This search is facilitated by constructing a finite state machine at the beginning of the search to match the search terms. The inverted file is fairly standard, except for the use of bit vectors to hold the postings of very common entries. A data base of 100,000 INSPEC records, from nine months of 1974, was used for testing the algorithms with 339 real-life search questions
Research report on development of a probabilistic author search and matching technique for retrieval and creation of bibliographic records by Thomas Butler Hickey ( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using the OAI-PMH--differently by Herbert van de Sompel ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Open Archives Initiative's Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) was created to facilitate discovery of distributed resources. The OAI-PMH achieves this by providing a simple, yet powerful framework for metadata harvesting. Harvesters can incrementally gather records contained in OAI-PMH repositories and use them to create services covering the content of several repositories. The OAI-PMH has been widely accepted, and until recently, it has mainly been applied to make Dublin Core metadata about scholarly objects contained in distributed repositories searchable through a single user interface. This article describes innovative applications of the OAI-PMH that we have introduced in recent projects. In these projects, OAI-PMH concepts such as resource and metadata format have been interpreted in novel ways. The result of doing so illustrates the usefulness of the OAI-PMH beyond the typical resource discovery using Dublin Core metadata. Also, through the inclusion of XSL1 stylesheets in protocol responses, OAI-PMH repositories have been directly overlaid with an interface that allows users to navigate the contained metadata by means of a Web browser. In addition, through the introduction of PURL2 partial redirects, complex OAI-PMH protocol requests have been turned into simple URIs that can more easily be published and used in downstream applications
Experiments with the IFLA functional requirements for bibliographic records (FRBR) by Thomas Butler Hickey ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
OCLC is investigating how best to implement IFLA's Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR). As part of that work we have undertaken a series of experiments with algorithms to group existing bibliographic records into works and expressions. Working with both subsets of records and the whole WorldCat database, the algorithm we developed achieved reasonable success identifying all manifestations of a work
Merging optical character recognition outputs for improved accuracy by John C Handley ( Book )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graph-Text by Thomas Butler Hickey ( )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Multidimensional mapping of libraries based on shared holdings in the OCLC online union catalog by William E McGrath ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
FRBR work-set algorithm by Thomas Butler Hickey ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The research work-set algorithm generates an author/title key for each bibliographic record. These keys can then be used to bring work-sets together. The current algorithm ignores format so that the generated work-sets are sometimes at a higher level than a FRBR work."--Page 2
ELAG 2004 discussion paper distributed access control workshop by Thomas Butler Hickey ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The role of classification in CORC by Thomas Butler Hickey ( )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The use of the DDC in metadata offers unique opportunities for organizing and searching Web resources. In this paper, we describe CORC tools for applying and using the DDC as a metadata element. Both the CORC system and the DDC are benefiting from the inclusion of Dewey in the CORC project. CORC benefits from having integrated access to a rich classification system that can be used to organize its metadata; the DDC benefits from its inclusion in an easily adaptable Web-based system that facilitates the exploration of what a classification system can do in this new environment
Experimental library system by Thomas Butler Hickey ( )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Experimental Library System has designed and implemented several prototype systems over the last year. These have all been designed to run over computer networks using the UNIX operating system and the OCLC retrieval system. The prototype systems include a circulation system, a family of object-oriented user interfaces, UNIX network support, a number of experimental databases and exploratory research on the graphical display of large retrievals
Web services for digital libraries by Thomas Butler Hickey ( )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Web service is any service that uses the HTTP protocol and returns XML. There are two main approaches to providing Web services: the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Representational State Transfer (REST)
Integrating Guidon with the World Wide Web by Thomas Butler Hickey ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Guidon is OCLC's graphical interface to Electronic Journals Online. The World Wide Web (WWW) is a system that OCLC and many other institutions use to offer services over the Internet. We have extended a prototype version of Guidon so that it can display HyperText Markup Language (HTML) documents and function as a WWW browser. In addition to letting Guidon view Web pages, HTML offers several powerful features that could be integrated into OCLC's electronic journal services, such as a flexible forms capability
Online public catalogs and large retrievals : methods for organizing, reducing, and displaying by Thomas Butler Hickey ( )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
CORC : a system for gateway creation by Thomas Butler Hickey ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Graph-text project by Thomas Butler Hickey ( )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
STORD structured text on relational databases by Thomas Butler Hickey ( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Structured text, such as journal articles in SGML, does not lend itself to the tabular format that relational database management systems (RDBMS) require. For this reason it has required special-purpose retrieval engines. The wide acceptance and growing capabilities of RDBMS prompted this investigation of how and when they could be employed for structured text. This investigation resulted in a research prototype called STORD which demonstrates an architecture for full-text retrieval using relational databases
The impact of electronic publishing on academic libraries by Thomas Butler Hickey ( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Hickey, Thomas B. (Thomas Butler), 1947-
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