Empowering users to explore subject knowledge by aggregating search interfaces

I. Chin Wu, Cheng Kao, Shao Syuan Chiou

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Abstract

Due to the popularity of link-based applications, one of the most important issues in web searching is how to retrieve information effectively from multiple sources. Consider Wikipedia as an example; users browse content by following hyperlinks from one page to another. A regular hyperlink states that there are some relationships between the two pages. Search engines like Google successfully use this type of information to rank pages in keyword search scenarios. Wikipedia can go even beyond that as a link is interpreted as the semantic relations between two concepts described within articles. Search engines and web-based, free-content encyclopedias have become key tools for finding and extracting useful information from the tremendous amounts of data that are available online. We extended our previous application, WNavi s , by integrating the search function with the term and semantic path suggestion techniques for aggregated searches. Note that research into aggregated searches (integrated searches) addresses the issues of presenting to users a result list with information from various websites and media types. Accordingly, the WikiMap# application, extended from our previous application, WNavis, was developed. Finally, we proposed our preliminary research design and extended evaluation measures in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI in Business - First International Conference, HCIB 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages266-276
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319072920
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on HCI in Business, HCIB 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: 2014 Jun 222014 Jun 27

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8527 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Conference on HCI in Business, HCIB 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion, Crete
Period14/6/2214/6/27

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Keywords

  • Aggregated Search
  • Information Visualization
  • Interactive Information Retrieval
  • Semantic Paths

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Wu, I. C., Kao, C., & Chiou, S. S. (2014). Empowering users to explore subject knowledge by aggregating search interfaces. In HCI in Business - First International Conference, HCIB 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Proceedings (pp. 266-276). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8527 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07293-7_26