Topological Tree for Web Organisation, Discovery and Exploration [chapter]

Richard T. Freeman, Hujun Yin
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper we focus on the organisation of web contents, which allows efficient browsing, searching and discovery. We propose a method that dynamically creates such a structure called Topological Tree. The tree is generated using an algorithm called Automated Topological Tree Organiser, which uses a set of hierarchically organised selforganising growing chains. Each chain fully adapts to a specific topic, where its number of subtopics is determined using entropy-based validation and cluster
more » ... endency schemes. The Topological Tree adapts to the natural underlying structure at each level in the hierarchy. The topology in the chains also relates close topics together, thus can be exploited to reduce the time needed for search and navigation. This method can be used to generate a web portal or directory where browsing and user comprehension are improved.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-28651-6_70 fatcat:l74vfotkffgkxhi3etfzbwb2ye