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Title Dynamic taxonomies and faceted search : theory, practice, and experience / Giovanni Maria Sacco, Yannis Tzitzikas, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 340 pages) : illustrations
Series The information retrieval series, 1387-5264 ; 25
Information retrieval series ; 25.
Contents The model / Giovanni Maria Sacco -- Faceted taxonomy-based sources / Yannis Tzitzikas -- Comparison with other techniques / Giovanni Maria Sacco, Sébastien Ferré, and Yannis Tzitzikas -- User interface design / Moritz Stefaner [and others] -- Extensions to the model / Giovanni Maria Sacco and Sébastien Ferré -- Engineering taxonomy-based sources / Yannis Tzitzikas -- Taxonomy design / Wisam Dakka, Panagiotis Ipeirotis, and Giovanni Maria Sacco -- System implementation / Giovanni Maria Sacco, Yannis Tzitzikas and Sébastien Ferré -- Applications and experiences / Giovanni Maria Sacco and Sébastien Ferré -- Conclusions / Giovanni Maria Sacco and Yannis Tzitzikas
Summary Current access paradigms for the Web, i.e., direct access via search engines or database queries and navigational access via static taxonomies, have recently been criticized because they are too rigid or simplistic to effectively cope with a large number of practical search applications. A third paradigm, dynamic taxonomies and faceted search, focuses on user-centered conceptual exploration, which is far more frequent in search tasks than retrieval using exact specification, and has rapidly become pervasive in modern Web data retrieval, especially in critical applications such as product selection for e-commerce. It is a heavily interdisciplinary area, where data modeling, human factors, logic, inference, and efficient implementations must be dealt with holistically. Sacco, Tzitzikas, and their contributors provide a coherent roadmap to dynamic taxonomies and faceted search. The individual chapters, written by experts in each relevant field and carefully integrated by the editors, detail aspects like modeling, schema design, system implementation, search performance, and user interaction. The basic concepts of each area are introduced, and advanced topics and recent research are highlighted. An additional chapter is completely devoted to current and emerging application areas, including e-commerce, multimedia, multidimensional file systems, and geographical information systems. The presentation targets advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers from different areas - from computer science to library and information science - as well as advanced practitioners. Given that research results are currently scattered among very different publications, this volume will allow researchers to get a coherent and comprehensive picture of the state of the art
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-321) and index
Notes English
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Subject Internet searching.
Faceted classification.
Information retrieval.
information retrieval.
COMPUTERS -- Online Services.
COMPUTERS -- System Administration -- Storage & Retrieval.
Faceted classification
Information retrieval
Internet searching
World Wide Web
Information Retrieval
Form Electronic book
Author Sacco, Giovanni Maria
Tzitzikas, Yannis
LC no. 2009934051
ISBN 9783642023590