Re: IEEE NNC's PASS Search Engine

Fabio Alejandro Carvajal Florez (fcarvajal@mecanica.ufu.br)
Mon, 13 Dec 1999 22:41:12 +0100 (MET)

Dwi Hendratmo Widyantoro wrote:
>
> Dear All,
>
> We are glad to announce our alpha release of the IEEE Neural Networks
> Council's Personalized Abstract Search Service (PASS) search engine. The
> Web site of this service is at
>
> http://nnc.cs.tamu.edu
>
> PASS search engine is an effort initiated by the IEEE NNC Publication
> Committee for providing NNC Web-based Information Services. PASS contains
> abstracts collection from IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE
> Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary
> Computing and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part B. A
> total of 325 abstracts is currently maintained from those transactions and
> we continue adding more abstracts in effort to make the PASS fully useful
> for information sources. For more information about PASS, please visit the
> URL address http://nnc.cs.tamu.edu/faq.html?#4
>
> Different from other typical search engines, PASS is a domain specific
> search engine that allows it to provide a more direct query refinement
> based on knowledge about the domains and the collection it contains. For
> example, PASS provides the user a list of query refinement based on
> "related query phrase", "broader terms" and "narrower terms". In
> addition, it allows the user to create his/her personal folder for
> storing papers of his/her interests. Therefore, the user can view papers
> collected in the past from his/her personal folder at any time without
> the need to repeat the search. To allow this service possible, PASS
> requires that the user register and provide at least a 'user ID' and
> 'password'. It is a FREE registration and the registration process can
> be done online by visiting http://nnc.cs.tamu.edu/bin/alphaRegister.pl
>
> In addition, PASS can help the user doing research and writing a paper by
> preparing an abstract or reference list from a list of papers of his/her
> choices using a user's pre-defined format. A "shopping cart" like facility
> is provided to support this service.
>
> In the next release, PASS will recommend papers that might be of interests
> to the user based on the user's interests and other users with similar
> interests (this technique is called "collaborative filtering" in the
> literature). However, this service is not available yet in the alpha
> release. The purpose of the current release is to gather
> preliminary feedback about the current system.
>
> All in all, we encourege you to try the PASS search engine. We will
> try our best to make the PASS useful for its users. Your active
> participation will be critical to the sucess of this NNC service.
> Please feel free to send us your comments, suggestions, and feedback
> from the Website (clicking on the "PASS team" at the bottom of
> the Web page).
>
> Regards,
>
> John Yen with the PASS Team under IEEE NNC Publication Committee
>
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