Linking Related Documents: Combining Tag Clouds and Search Queries

  • Christoph Trattner
  • Denis Helic
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6189)


Nowadays, Web encyclopedias suffer from a high bounce rate. Typically, users come to an encyclopaedia from a search engine and upon reading the first page on the site they leave it immediately thereafter. To tackle this problem in systems such as Web shops additional browsing tools for easy finding of related content are provided. In this paper we present a tool that links related content in an encyclopaedia in a usable and visually appealing manner. The tool combines two promising approaches – tag clouds and historic search queries – into a new single one. Hence, each document in the system is enriched with a tag cloud containing collections of related concepts populated from historic search queries. A preliminary implementation of the tool is already provided within a Web encyclopaedia called Austria-Forum.


query tags tags tag clouds linking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Trattner
    • 1
  • Denis Helic
    • 1
  1. 1.Graz Technical University of TechnologyGraz

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