Factic: Personalized Exploratory Search in the Semantic Web

  • Michal Tvarožek
  • Mária Bieliková
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6189)


Effective access to information on the Web requires constant improvement in existing search, navigation and visualization approaches due to the size, complexity and dynamic nature of the web information space. We combine and extend personalization approaches, faceted browsers, graph-based visualization and tree-based history visualization in order to provide users with advanced information exploration and discovery capabilities. We present our personalized exploratory browser Factic as a unique client-side tool for effective Semantic Web exploration.


Exploratory Search Facet Search Semantic Metadata Query Construction Engine Support 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michal Tvarožek
    • 1
  • Mária Bieliková
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Informatics and Software Engineering, Faculty of Informatics and Information TechnologiesSlovak University of TechnologyBratislavaSlovakia

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