Eim 2007 Faceted Search

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Eim 2007 Faceted Search

  1. 1. Faceted Search <ul><li>Christine Connors Knowledge Architect, Intuit </li></ul>
  2. 2. About Christine <ul><li>Knowledge Architect, Intuit </li></ul><ul><li>Former Metadata Architect, Raytheon </li></ul><ul><li>MS Library & Information Science, Simmons College </li></ul><ul><li>Cares about: Content Management, Knowledge Representation, Intelligent Search </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is faceted search? <ul><li>Using common object metadata to filter search results </li></ul><ul><li>Parametric (field-based) search instead of full-text search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus Your Results, Guided Search </li></ul></ul>
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  5. 5. A Typical Path
  6. 6. Create... clutter
  7. 7. Organize... <ul><li>Folders </li></ul><ul><li>Open Directory, dmoz.org </li></ul><ul><li>DMS, CMS </li></ul><ul><li>Folksonomy </li></ul>> scale
  8. 8. Search... <ul><li>Ctrl-F or ⌘-F </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul>tweak
  9. 9. Classification... <ul><li>Manual </li></ul><ul><li>Automated </li></ul><ul><li>Rules-based </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid </li></ul>effort cost ≉ quality results +/or
  10. 10. Add Facets... <ul><li>Manual </li></ul><ul><li>Rules-based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>concept </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System metadata </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. What’s the best way to do it?
  12. 12. Motivation? <ul><li>Reduce number of search hits </li></ul><ul><li>Guide users </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about the nature of the content being indexed </li></ul><ul><li>Find connections across data </li></ul>
  13. 13. Assess <ul><li>User Needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Processes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata & Taxonomies </li></ul><ul><li>Business Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>
  14. 14. Design <ul><li>User interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text box plus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tree Style </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Directory Style </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fielded </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Hack-able URLs </li></ul>
  15. 15. Remember <ul><li>Size matters </li></ul><ul><li>Complexity is seductive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest-common denominator is best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generalist, not Subject Matter Expert </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Front-load object tagging </li></ul>Maintenance is critical to long-term success!

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