Campus Villa Ida, Leipzig
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Fourth International
Conference on
Topic Maps
Research and
Sam Oh and Won Sunmin
The Effects of Topic Map Components on Serendipitous Information Retrieval
Abstract: Some recent studies on information retrieval and information seeking have examined the utility of serendipitous discovery. This research argues that serendipitous discovery has a positive impact on information retrieval and can happen most frequently in semantic web built on the framework of topic maps. This paper discusses the components of topic map that influence serendipitous discovery as well as the elements of topic map designs that may enhance serendipitous discovery. To that end the results of a study on the effects of serendipitous discovery in topic-map-based ontology systems are discussed in the context of information seeking.
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