ISKO Italy Open conference systems, Paradigms and conceptual systems in KO

The use of facets in Web search engines

Elizabeth Milonas

Building: Main building
Room: Hall V
Date: 2010-02-24 03:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Last modified: 2009-12-31

Abstract


The World Wide Web consists of a plethora of information that a Web searcher can retrieve via Web search engines such as Google. These Web search engines display an insurmountable amount of information in a seemingly unorganized linear format. Recently, some Web search engines have incorporated facets or terms alongside the linear display allowing the searcher the ability to narrow search results. The goal of this study is to examine the use of facets in these Web search engines.