Semantics-Empowered Text Exploration for Knowledge Discovery

TitleSemantics-Empowered Text Exploration for Knowledge Discovery
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsDelroy Cameron, Pablo N. Mendes, Amit Sheth, Victor Chan
Conference Name48th ACM Southeast Conference Oxford Mississippi, April 15-17, 2010
Conference LocationOxford, Mississippi
Keywordsannotation, Exploratory Search, Knowledge Exploration, Navigation, Semantic Browsing, Semantic Metadata

The interaction paradigm offered by most contemporary Web Information Systems is a search-and-sift paradigm in which users manually seek information using hyperlinked documents. This paradigm is derived from a document-centric model that gives users minimal support for scanning through high volumes of text. We present a novel information exploration paradigm based on a data-centric view of corpora, along with a prototype implementation that demonstrates the value in content-driven navigation. We leverage semantic metadata to link data in documents by exploiting named relationships between entities. We also present utilities for gathering user generated navigation trails, critical for knowledge discovery. We discuss the impact of our approach in the context of knowledge exploration.

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D. Cameron, P. N. Mendes, A. P. Sheth, V. Chan, 'Semantics-Empowered Text Exploration for Knowledge Discovery,' 48th ACM Southeast Conference, ACMSE2010, Oxford Mississippi, April 15-17, 2010.

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