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Supporting Multiple Paths to Objects in Information Hierarchies: Faceted Classification, Faceted Search, and Symbolic Links
Information Processing and Management
  • Saverio Perugini, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Abstract
We present three fundamental, interrelated approaches to support multiple access paths to each terminal object in information hierarchies: faceted classification, faceted search, and web directories with embedded symbolic links. This survey aims to demonstrate how each approach supports users who seek information from multiple perspectives. We achieve this by exploring each approach, the relationships between these approaches, including tradeoffs, and how they can be used in concert, while focusing on a core set of hypermedia elements common to all. This approach provides a foundation from which to study, understand, and synthesize applications which employ these techniques. This survey does not aim to be comprehensive, but rather focuses on thematic issues.
Inclusive pages
22-43
ISBN/ISSN
0306-4573
Document Version
Postprint
Comments

Article in repository is the version accepted for publication in Information Processing and Management; publisher's version is available online.

Publisher
Elsevier
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Keywords
  • Faceted browsing and search; Faceted classification,
  • Symbolic links,
  • Web directories,
  • Hypermedia
Citation Information
Saverio Perugini. "Supporting Multiple Paths to Objects in Information Hierarchies: Faceted Classification, Faceted Search, and Symbolic Links" Information Processing and Management Vol. 46 Iss. 1 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/saverio_perugini/12/