Development and operation of a document database for university research and education activities

Yusuke Nonaka, Sozo Inoue, Katsuhiko Hatano, Tsutomu Harada, Yoshinari Nomura, Mizuho Iwaihara, Tsunenori Mine, Kazuo Ushijima

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The academic staff research and education activity database of Kyushu University is a document database system which enables each academic staff member to input and update his or her activity report, administrators to maintain the database, and visitors to search and read reports via the Internet. Those databases and user interfaces can handle mixed report formats by storing metadata of formats and constraints. Through an analysis of the update history of the system and e-mail records between users and developers, we confirmed that distributed administration style reduced human work load and that the majority of bugs are confined to small components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-53
Number of pages13
JournalSystems and Computers in Japan
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Document database
  • Information retrieval software
  • SGML
  • Software process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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