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A linked data model and an authoring tool for e-books

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dc.contributor.advisor Vilas Wuwongse (Chairperson) en_US
dc.contributor.author Kornschnok Dittawit en_US
dc.contributor.other Dailey, Matthew N. (Member) en_US
dc.contributor.other Vatcharaporn Esichaikul (Member) en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-12T10:41:32Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-12T10:41:32Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05 en_US
dc.identifier.other AIT Thesis no.CS-11-06 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.cs.ait.ac.th/xmlui/handle/123456789/396
dc.description Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Engineering in Computer Science. en_US
dc.description.abstract E-books have become an important player in the industry and, with continuous entrants of e-readers and tablets, have become more popular than ever. There are various e-book formats including the EPUB format which has been accepted as a standard. However, e-books do not have a well-defined model. Also, e-books today fail to capture important piece of information that could be useful and make available valuable services to authors and readers. This thesis proposes a data model for e-books using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) which is graph-based in nature. The proposed model allows for storing e-book content in a hierarchical structure along with metadata for each content chunk which is called content node. The concept of content node is powerful because it allows e-book authors to specify information related to a particular node which will enable readers to be able to search for additional information for each node easily. Moreover, because RDF is the technology used for linking resources in the Linked Open Data cloud, the created e-books could be linked with other RDF resources in the cloud and this will create a vast pool of information and knowledge. A prototype e-book authoring tool has been developed and used for indirect evaluation on the proposed data model. The results indicated that the proposed e-book data model is flexible enough and satisfies all requirements for e-books. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Royal Thai Government – Greater Mekong Subregion Academic Research Network (RTG-GMSARN) en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Asian Institute of Technology en_US
dc.subject Linked open data en_US
dc.subject Resource description framework (RDF) en_US
dc.subject EPUB en_US
dc.subject Electronic books en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Others en_US
dc.title A linked data model and an authoring tool for e-books en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright (C) 2011 by Asian Institute of Technology. en_US


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