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Faceted Approach To Diverse Query Processing

Faceted Approach To Diverse Query Processing

This video was recorded at First International Workshop on Knowledge Diversity on the Web, Hyderabad 2011. This paper presents a formal framework for implementing a query refinement method. The method uses general principles of facet analysis. Two key notions are advanced and discussed: diversity and focus. Diversity refers to the information needs of a querying user; it is captured by the notion of 'facet'. A focus refers to how diversity is captured from the documents as organized by the user; it provides a kind of context to the user query. The method is situated within the formal framework of the smallest propositionally closed description logic ALC, thereby betting that ALC provides us with a suitable SAT solver to implement a facet engine, which is the main component of our method.

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