PsychNology Journal, Volume 1, Number 3, 242 – 255

User Interface Tactics in Ontology-Based Information Seeking

Elena García, Miguel-Ángel Sicilia
Computer Science Department, Polytechnic School, University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Spain.

 

ABSTRACT

Ontology-based information seeking is one of the most promising approaches to enhance existing search interfaces with features enabling users to better express their information needs or to improve exploratory search styles. This entails the interaction of users with concepts and relations embodied in ontologies in a dialogue process that can be interpreted as a query or used as a sign to suggest other paths that could lead to casual encounters. In this paper, we describe a number of ontology-enabled search tactics that have been experienced in prototype experiments, along with other possible techniques that would eventually be useful, as pointed out by existing research on information seeking models.

 

KEYWORDS

information seeking, ontology search tactics, interfaces. .

 

CITE AS

García E., Sicilia MÁ. (2003). User Interface Tactics in Ontology-Based Information Seeking. PsychNology Journal, 1(3), 242 – 255. Retrieved [month] [day], [year], from www.psychnology.org.

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