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Supporting information structuring in a digital library

Buchanan, GR; Blandford, A; Thimbleby, H; Jones, M; (2004) Supporting information structuring in a digital library. In: Heery, R and Lyon, L, (eds.) RESEARCH AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR DIGITAL LIBRARIES. (pp. 464 - 475). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN

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Abstract

In this paper we present Garnet, a spatial hypertext interface to a digital library. Spatial hypertext systems support information structuring - the organisation of documents performed by a user to complement their information seeking. In the past, spatial hypertext systems have suffered from poor connectivity with information sources such as digital libraries. Conversely, digital libraries have provided strong support for document retrieval whilst offering little support for information structuring over the retrieved documents. Garnet provides an integrated environment for both seeking and organising information. We report on the results of a user study that elicits the response of users to a combined seeking and structuring environment. The feasibility of exploiting the information structuring of users to identify the interests of users is also investigated.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Supporting information structuring in a digital library
Event:8th International European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries(ECDL 2004)
Location:Univ Bath, Bath, ENGLAND
Dates:2004-09-12 - 2004-09-17
ISBN:3-540-23013-0
Keywords:ENVIRONMENT
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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