Interactive Thesaurus Navigation: Intelligence Rules OK?

  title={Interactive Thesaurus Navigation: Intelligence Rules OK?},
  author={Susan Jones and Mike Gatford and Stephen E. Robertson and Micheline Hancock-Beaulieu and Judith Secker and Steve Walker},
We discuss whether it is feasible to build intelligent ruleor weight-based algorithms into general-purpose software for interactive thesaurus navigation. We survey some approaches to the problem reported in the literature, particularly those involving the assignment of “link weights” in a thesaurus network, and point out some problems of both principle and practice. We then describe investigations which entailed logging the behavior of thesaurus users and testing the effect of thesaurus-based… CONTINUE READING

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