WSDM 2008
Conference paper

Beyond basic faceted search

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This paper extends traditional faceted search to support richer information discovery tasks over more complex data models. Our first extension adds exible, dynamic business intelligence aggregations to the faceted application, enabling users to gain insight into their data that is far richer than just knowing the quantities of documents belonging to each facet. We see this capability as a step toward bringing OLAP capabilities, traditionally supported by databases over relational data, to the domain of free-text queries over metadata-rich content. Our second extension shows how one can efficiently extend a faceted search engine to support correlated facets - a more complex information model in which the values associated with a document across multiple facets are not independent. We show that by reducing the problem to a recently solved tree-indexing scenario, data with correlated facets can be efficiently indexed and retrieved. © 2008 ACM.