Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2010

Publication Source

Information Processing and Management

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

Volume

46

Issue

1

Peer Reviewed

yes

Keywords

Faceted browsing and search; Faceted classification, Symbolic links, Web directories, Hypermedia