Guiding people to information: Providing an interface to a digital library using reference as a basis for indexing

Shannon Bradshaw*, Andrei Scheinkman, Kristian J Hammond

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Abstract

We describe Rosetta, a digital library system for scientific literature. Rosetta makes it easy for people to find the information for which they are looking even when using short, imprecise queries. Rosetta indexes research articles based on the way they have been described when cited in other documents. The concise descriptions that occur in citations are similar to the short queries people typically form when searching; therefore, citations make a better basis for indexing than do the words used within a research article itself. Using this indexing technique we are able to provide a user interface that presents users with an automatically generated directory of the information space surrounding a query. Our objective with this interface is to present people with the information for which they have asked as well as the information for which they may have intended to ask.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI
PublisherACM
Pages37-43
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
EventIUI-2000: International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Jan 9 2000Jan 12 2000

Other

OtherIUI-2000: International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period1/9/001/12/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Bradshaw, S., Scheinkman, A., & Hammond, K. J. (2000). Guiding people to information: Providing an interface to a digital library using reference as a basis for indexing. In International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI (pp. 37-43). ACM.