CNI White Paper on Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval
Outline: Chapter 4
A Critique of Current NIDR Objectives: Are These Goals Too Limited?
- interoperation vs. access/retrieval as a goal
- limited semantics within current NIDR framework; simple vs. complex objects. objects that require extensive software mediation and interpretation.
- assumption of human discoverer and human user for resources
- alternative visions: object spaces, federated databases, megaprogramming, semantic level interoperability, exportable ontologies and metadata, agent economies and ecologies, ...
- programs (agents) as direct end NIDR service consumers
- redefining retrieval: use of complex objects within NIDR framework directly rather than after import by user
- open vs. closed information spaces.
- can the old and the new visions coexist?
- the formation of communities around common semantics and interchange standards.