A study of content conversion between eBook standards

Seung Kyu Ko, Won Sung Sohn, Kyong Ho Lee, Soon Bum Lim, Yoon Chul Choy

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Many countries have established eBook standards adequate to their environments. In USA, OEB PS is announced for distribution and display of eBooks, in Japan, JepaX is announced for storage and exchange, and in Korea, EBKS is made for clear exchange of eBook contents. These diverse objectives of standards lead to different content structures, and differences of content structure will cause a problem in exchanging them. To correctly exchange eBook contents, the content structure should be considered. So, in this paper, we study content conversion of standard eBooks based on Korean eBook standard, with contemplating content structures. To convert contents properly, the mapping relations should be clearly defined. For this, we consider standard's structure and extension mechanisms, and use a path notation and namespaces for precise description. Moreover, through analysis of each mapping relationships, we classify conversion cases into automatic, semi-automatic, and manual conversions. Finally we write up conversion scripts and experiment with them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Commerce and Web Technologies - Third International Conference, EC-Web 2002, Proceedings
EditorsKurt Bauknecht, A. Min Tjoa, Gerald Quirchmayr
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)3540441379, 9783540441373
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event3rd International Conference on E-commerce and Web Technology, held in conjunction with the DEXA 02, EC-Web 2002 - Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 2002 Sept 22002 Sept 6

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2455 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other3rd International Conference on E-commerce and Web Technology, held in conjunction with the DEXA 02, EC-Web 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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