Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105459
Title:
Interface to classification: some objectives and options
Author:
Slavic, Aida
Citation:
Interface to classification: some objectives and options 2006,
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105459
Submitted date:
2006-11-07
Abstract:
This is a preprint to be published in the Extensions & Corrections to the UDC. The paper explains the basic functions of browsing and searching that need to be supported in relation to analytico-synthetic classifications such as Universal Decimal Classification (UDC), irrespective of any specific, real-life implementation. UDC is an example of a semi-faceted system that can be used, for instance, for both post-coordinate searching and hierarchical/facet browsing. The advantages of using a classification for IR, however, depend on the strength of the GUI, which should provide a user-friendly interface to classification browsing and searching. The power of this interface is in supporting visualisation that will 'convert' what is potentially a user-unfriendly indexing language based on symbols, to a subject presentation that is easy to understand, search and navigate. A summary of the basic functions of searching and browsing a classification that may be provided on a user-friendly interface is given and examples of classification browsing interfaces are provided.
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Keywords:
Library Systems
Local subject classification:
interface; information-retrieval; analytico-synthetic classification; faceted classification; Universal Decimal Classification; UDC

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorSlavic, Aidaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-07T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:25:55Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-11-07en_US
dc.identifier.citationInterface to classification: some objectives and options 2006,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105459-
dc.description.abstractThis is a preprint to be published in the Extensions & Corrections to the UDC. The paper explains the basic functions of browsing and searching that need to be supported in relation to analytico-synthetic classifications such as Universal Decimal Classification (UDC), irrespective of any specific, real-life implementation. UDC is an example of a semi-faceted system that can be used, for instance, for both post-coordinate searching and hierarchical/facet browsing. The advantages of using a classification for IR, however, depend on the strength of the GUI, which should provide a user-friendly interface to classification browsing and searching. The power of this interface is in supporting visualisation that will 'convert' what is potentially a user-unfriendly indexing language based on symbols, to a subject presentation that is easy to understand, search and navigate. A summary of the basic functions of searching and browsing a classification that may be provided on a user-friendly interface is given and examples of classification browsing interfaces are provided.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Systemsen_US
dc.subject.otherinterfaceen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation-retrievalen_US
dc.subject.otheranalytico-synthetic classificationen_US
dc.subject.otherfaceted classificationen_US
dc.subject.otherUniversal Decimal Classificationen_US
dc.subject.otherUDCen_US
dc.titleInterface to classification: some objectives and optionsen_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
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