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Hickey, Thomas Butler 1947-

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Works: 65 works in 91 publications in 1 language and 213 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Research team head
Classifications: Z669.7.O3, 025.316021
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Publications about Thomas Butler Hickey
Publications by Thomas Butler Hickey
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Most widely held works by Thomas Butler Hickey
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 51 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 33 libraries worldwide
Superimposed coding versus sequential and inverted files by Thomas Butler Hickey( Archival Material )
9 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 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 )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Multidimensional mapping of libraries based on shared holdings in the OCLC online union catalog by William E McGrath( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Using the OAI-PMH--differently by Herbert van de Sompel( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 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( file )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 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
Interactive display of text and graphics on an IBM PC by Thomas Butler Hickey( Article )
2 editions published in 1987 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Graph-Text by Thomas Butler Hickey( Article )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The role of classification in CORC by Thomas Butler Hickey( file )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 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
The Experimental Library System (XLS) by Thomas Butler Hickey( Article )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Merging optical character recognition outputs for improved accuracy by John C Handley( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Experimental library system by Thomas Butler Hickey( Article )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library 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
Merging optical character recognition outputs for improved accuracy by John C Handley( Article )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Electronic document delivery : OCLC's prototype system by Thomas Butler Hickey( Article )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
STORD structured text on relational databases by Thomas Butler Hickey( file )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 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
Graph-text project by Thomas Butler Hickey( Article )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
FRBR work-set algorithm by Thomas Butler Hickey( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 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( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Registering researchers in authority files by Karen Smith-Yoshimura( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The Registering Researchers in Authority Files Task Group has examined a range of researcher registration and profiling services. A number of approaches to providing authoritative researcher IDs have emerged, but they tend to be limited by discipline, affiliation, or publisher. The Task Group developed use cases and functional requirements for researcher ID management systems and then compared the functional requirements against a sample of currently available systems to identify gaps, challenges and opportunities. A key objective of this work was to understand how the various types of researcher ID schemes can be leveraged to support improved discoverability of research output for individual authors and institutions
 
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Alternative Names
Hickey, Thomas B. 1947-
Hickey, Thomas B. (Thomas Butler), 1947-
Languages
English (45)
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