Integrating faceted structure into the search process

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The nature of search requirements is perceived to be changing, fuelled by a growing dissatisfaction with the marginal accuracy and often overwhelming quantity of results from simple keyword matching techniques. Traditional search interfaces fail to acknowledge and utilise the implicit underlying structure present within a typical keyword query. Faceted structure can (and should) perform a significant role in this area - acting as the basis for mediation between searcher and indexer, and guiding query formulation and reformulation by interactively educating the user about the native domain. This paper discusses the possible benefits of applying faceted knowledge organization systems to enhance query structure, query visualisation and the overall query process, drawing on the outcomes of a recently completed research project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Organization and the Global Information Society
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Eighth International ISKO Conference 13-16 July 2004 London, UK
EditorsIa C McIlwaine
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherErgon Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)3-89913-357-9
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event8th International ISKO Conference - University College London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Jul 200415 Jul 2004
Conference number: 8th

Publication series

NameAdvances in Knowledge Organization
PublisherErgon Verlag
ISSN (Print)0938-5495


Conference8th International ISKO Conference
Abbreviated titleISKO2004
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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