Faceted Browsing, also known as Faceted Search, recently became a popular interface paradigm and is used as a visual selection mechanism to browse data collections. It is particularly suitable for structured, but heterogeneous data with explicit semantics. As the amount of this data will grow in respect to a rising Semantic Web, it is worth looking at the current state of Faceted Browsers. In this paper we extract characteristics of several browsers from various domains. We then propose the use of advanced widgets for Faceted Browsers and how to select appropriate widgets.


Faceted Browsing Faceted Search Dynamic Taxonomies User Interface Semantic Web Facet Widgets 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Polowinski
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  1. 1.Technische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany

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