Dynamic Taxonomies

Dynamic Taxonomies

Giovanni M. Sacco (Università di Torino, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-933-5.ch127
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End-user interactive access to complex information is one of the key functionalities of knowledge management systems. Traditionally, access paradigms have focused on retrieval of data on the basis of precise specifications: examples of this approach include queries on structured database systems, and information retrieval. However, most search tasks, and notably those typical of a knowledge worker, are exploratory and imprecise in essence: the user needs to explore the information base, find relationships among concepts, and thin alternatives out in a guided way.

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