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      Document Clustering for Mediated Information Access

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      21st Annual BCS-IRSG Colloquium on IR (IRSG)

      IR Research

      19-20 April 1999

      Information Retrieval, Document Clustering, Mediated Access, World Wide Web

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          Abstract

          This paper addresses the problem of accessing very large heterogeneous document collections by proposing a new approach to using clustering for information retrieval: mediated access through a clustered collection. In what is actually an information access environment, the user can explore a relatively small, well structured, pre-clustered collection covering a particular subject domain, in order to understand the concepts encompassed and to clarify and refine his/her information need. The user can ostensively indicate clusters and documents of interest and be assisted in formulating a query, based on which a search can be done on a large, non-structured collection. Finally, the original cluster structure is the basis for visualisation tools that allow the user to explore search results. WebCluster, the system implementing these ideas, is presented, together with results of an initial formative experiment and plans for future experiments.

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                Contributors
                Conference
                April 1999
                April 1999
                : 1-13
                Affiliations
                School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, The Robert Gordon University

                Aberdeen AB25 1HG, Scotland, UK
                Article
                10.14236/ewic/IRSG1999.5
                © David J. Harper et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. 21st Annual BCS-IRSG Colloquium on IR, Glasgow

                This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

                21st Annual BCS-IRSG Colloquium on IR
                IRSG
                21
                Glasgow
                19-20 April 1999
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                IR Research
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                Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
                Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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                Electronic Workshops in Computing

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