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Author Tunkelang, Daniel.

Title Faceted search / Daniel Tunkelang
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, ©2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 79 pages) : illustrations
Series Synthesis lectures on information concepts, retrieval, and services, 1947-9468 ; # 5
Synthesis lectures on information concepts, retrieval, and services (Online) ; # 5.
Contents Key concepts -- Introduction: what are facets -- Classification: Aristotle's tree -- Facets: Ranganathan's colons -- Ontologies -- Take-aways -- Information retrieval -- Relevance -- Set retrieval -- Precision vs. recall -- Ranked retrieval -- Directory navigation -- Take-aways -- Faceted information retrieval -- Parametric search -- Faceted navigation -- Faceted search -- Take-aways -- Research and practice -- Academic research -- Dynamic queries and query previews -- View-based search -- The flamenco project -- Relation browser -- Mspace -- Parallax -- Take-aways -- Commercial applications -- Endeca -- Ebay -- Amazon -- Open source -- Take-aways -- Practical concerns -- Back-end concerns -- Scale -- Efficiency -- Information overload -- Availability of metadata -- The vocabulary problem -- Multiple entity types -- Take-aways -- Front-end concerns -- Where and when to present facets -- Organizing facets and facet values -- The search box -- Multiple selection from a facet -- Design patterns -- Take-aways -- Conclusion
Summary We live in an information age that requires us, more than ever, to represent, access, and use information. Over the last several decades, we have developed a modern science and technology for information retrieval, relentlessly pursuing the vision of a "memex" that Vannevar Bush proposed in his seminal article, "As We May Think." Faceted search plays a key role in this program. Faceted search addresses weaknesses of conventional search approaches and has emerged as a foundation for interactive information retrieval. User studies demonstrate that faceted search provides more effective information-seeking support to users than best-first search. Indeed, faceted search has become increasingly prevalent in online information access systems, particularly for e-commerce and site search. In this lecture, we explore the history, theory, and practice of faceted search. Although we cannot hope to be exhaustive, our aim is to provide sufficient depth and breadth to offer a useful resource to both researchers and practitioners. Because faceted search is an area of interest to computer scientists, information scientists, interface designers, and usability researchers, we do not assume that the reader is a specialist in any of these fields. Rather, we offer a self-contained treatment of the topic, with an extensive bibliography for those who would like to pursue particular aspects in more depth
Notes Part of: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science
Title from PDF title page (Morgan & Claypol, viewed on June 4, 2009)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-78A)
Subject Internet searching -- Research
Web search engines -- Research
Faceted classification -- Research
COMPUTERS -- Online Services -- Resource Directories.
COMPUTERS -- System Administration -- Storage & Retrieval.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781608450008