Category Archives: Faceted Browsing

As Facetted Browsing is suggested as a filtering mechanism in my thesis, I compared several Facetted Browsers for a first paper. The results of this survey themselves can be browsed with the Faceted Browser Exhibit. The results are also published within Freebase as a sideeffect of testing the Metaweb Technologies software. If you are interested in Faceted Browsing and related technologies, you are welcome to contribute to the database.
Exhibit is a generic browser developed in the SIMILE project which may be used for any domain. As another example you may also browse RDF data from the domain of history which I created in a student work some time ago.

Weighted Faceted Browsing

Usually a selection in a Faceted Browser means all or nothing − between this there are no other options. Artur Werstler, a student supervised by Martin Voigt and me, analysed how Faceted Browsing and weights could be combined. This was done … Continue reading

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Where are the limits of Faceted Browsing?

Faceted Browsing can be seen as an interactive means to construct visual queries. In her diploma thesis, Marleen Kosslitz analysed faceted browsers to find out, which query patterns they construct and how far the interface may be tweaked to construct … Continue reading

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Should FCA Lattices and Faceted Browsing be married?

Benjamin Bach did this in his master thesis “Facettice: Integrating Faceted Navigation and Concept Lattices for Visual Data Exploration”. While it has been realised and described before that Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) and Faceted Browsing relate to each other in … Continue reading

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