Knowledge Navigation in Networked Digital Libraries [chapter]

Mike P. Papazoglou, Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers
1999 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Formulating precise and e ective queries in document retrieval systems requires the users to predict which terms appear in documents relevant to their information needs. It is important that users do not retrieve a plethora of irrelevant documents due to underspecied queries or queries containing ambiguous search terms. Due to these reasons, networked digital libraries with rapid growth in their volume of documents, document diversity, and terminological variations are becoming increasingly di
more » ... ult to manage. In this paper we consider the concept of knowledge navigation for federated digital libraries and explain how it can provide the kind of intermediary expert prompting required to enable purposeful searching and e ective discovery of documents.
doi:10.1007/3-540-48775-1_2 fatcat:m3nid2vrsfbl5ovvvz5uczzvsq