Facets and Typed Relations as Tools for Reasoning Processes in Information Retrieval

  • Winfried Gödert
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 478)


Faceted arrangement of entities and typed relations for representing different associations between the entities are established tools in knowledge representation. In this paper, a proposal is being discussed combining both tools to draw inferences along relational paths. This approach may yield new benefit for information retrieval processes, especially when modeled for heterogeneous environments in the Semantic Web. Faceted arrangement can be used as a selection tool for the semantic knowledge modeled within the knowledge representation. Typed relations between the entities of different facets can be used as restrictions for selecting them across the facets.


Knowledge representation Facets Typed relations Inferences Information retrieval 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Winfried Gödert
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  1. 1.Institute of Information ScienceCologne University of Applied SciencesCologneGermany

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