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    Searching for the Semantic Internet


    O'Donoghue, Diarmuid and Cleary, David (2001) Searching for the Semantic Internet. In: AIA, ACA 2001 - Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Advances in Computer Applications. ACTA Press, pp. 48-53. ISBN 0889863180

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    Abstract

    Search engines, directories and web browsers all deal with the Internet at the level of individual web-pages. We argue that this is too low a level of resolution for many, including the non-casual surfer, who has detailed knowledge of his/her topic of interest. We present the shopping-mall metaphor that is based on identifying tightly integrated communities of web pages, where pages procure information from each other via hyperlinks. A search operation identifies these web-page communities, rather that individual web-pages, and the communities are visualised as a Virtual Reality shopping mall - for presentation on a VRML enabled web browser. Each information outlet (shop) can contain multiple information “products” (pages) gathered around a common theme. The metaphor serves to integrate both search and visualisation phases, presenting a coherent information collection to the user - regardless of the search domain.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Internet Visualisation; Browsing; Searching; Virtual Reality;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 10363
    Depositing User: Dr. Diarmuid O'Donoghue
    Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2019 14:44
    Publisher: ACTA Press
    Refereed: Yes
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