Dynamic Taxonomies and Faceted Search: Theory, Practice, and Experience by Giovanni Maria SaccoDynamic Taxonomies and Faceted Search: Theory, Practice, and Experience by Giovanni Maria Sacco

Dynamic Taxonomies and Faceted Search: Theory, Practice, and Experience

byGiovanni Maria SaccoEditorYannis Tzitzikas

Paperback | March 14, 2012

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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.

Giovanni Maria Sacco is Associate Professor of Information Systems and HCI with the Department of Informatics, University of Torino, Italy. Before that, he had worked at Purdue University, at the IBM San Jose Research Lab (in the System-R group), and at the University of Maryland, among others. Sacco's work on security with Dorothy Den...
Title:Dynamic Taxonomies and Faceted Search: Theory, Practice, and ExperienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642269257

ISBN - 13:9783642269257


Table of Contents

The Model.- Faceted Taxonomy-Based Sources.- Comparison with Other Techniques.- User Interface Design.- Extensions to the Model.- Engineering Taxonomy-Based Sources.- Taxonomy Design.- System Implementation.- Applications and Experiences.- Conclusions.