A Knowledge-Based Design for Hypertext-Based Document Retrieval Systems

  • Hsinchun Chen


This paper presents some aspects of an ongoing research that. aims at incorporating knowledge-based search mechanisms into hypertext-based document retrieval systems. We propose an information structure that is grounded on a semantic network-based thesaurus. It serves to represent the documents and concepts (terms) involved in information retrieval. The second important component of our design is heuristics-based search mechanisms that were derived from our prior cognitive modeling study (which investigated the search strategies of expert searchers). By incorporating these components into a navigation-based hypertext, we attempt to create a system that facilitates effective and efficient information retrieval in a complex retrieval environment.


Information Retrieval Source Node Semantic Network Index Term Concept Group 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hsinchun Chen
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  1. 1.MIS DepartmentUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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