The exploration of large information spaces is a difficult task, especially if the user is not familiar with the terminology used to describe information. Conceptual models of a domain in terms of thesauri or ontologies can leverage this problem to some extend. In order to be useful, there is a need for interactive tools for exploring large information sets based on conceptual knowledge. We present a thesaurus based browser that supports a mixed-initiative exploration of large online resources that provides support for thesaurus-based search and topic-based exploration of query results. We motivate the chosen exploration strategy the browser functionality, present the results of user studies and discuss future improvements of the browser.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2004|
|Event||14th International Conference EKAW 2004: Engineering Knowledge in the Age of the Semantic Web - Whittlebury Hall, United Kingdom|
Duration: Oct 5 2004 → Oct 8 2004