Supporting multiple paths to objects in information hierarchies: Faceted classification, faceted search, and symbolic links

Saverio Perugini
2010 Information Processing & Management  
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
more » ... ing 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.
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2009.06.007 fatcat:t37xax2r6vevhjlic6c6mog7ei