Lexical navigation: Using incremental graph drawing for query refinement

  • Daniel Tunkelang
  • Roy J. Byrd
  • James W. Cooper
Systems I
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1353)

Abstract

Query refinement is a powerful tool for a document search and retrieval system. Lexical navigation—that is, the exploration of a network that expresses relations among all possible query terms—provides a natural mechanism for query refinement. An essential part of lexical navigation is the visualization of this network. This dynamic visualization problem is essentially one of incrementally drawing and manipulating a non-hierarchical graph. In this paper, we present the graph-drawing system we have developed for lexical navigation.

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© Springer-Verlag 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Tunkelang
    • 1
  • Roy J. Byrd
    • 2
  • James W. Cooper
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceCarnegie Mellon UniversityUSA
  2. 2.IBM T. J. Watson Research CenterUSA

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