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RE: Faceted Search Interface

From: Danny Ayers <danny666@virgilio.it>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 15:24:01 +0200
To: "John S. Erickson" <john.erickson@hp.com>, "Butler, Mark" <Mark_Butler@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, <www-rdf-dspace@w3.org>
Cc: <bpa33@bpallen.com>
Message-ID: <BKELLDAGKABIOCHDFDBPOEFMDBAA.danny666@virgilio.it>

> The associated white paper is useful:
> http://www.siderean.com/TechnologyWhitePaper.pdf
> ...although one realizes that this "faceted search" is simply
> "metadata-based
> search..."

I raised this point on the xfml list very recently, and got a very good
response from bpallen at Siderean. They are representing facets by
specifying the range of the properties (with RDFS). This, he agreed, didn't
formally incorporate the disjointedness characteristic of faceted metadata
(which would need owl:disjointWith or equivalent) but that in practice
lexical distinctions in the URIs enforced the disjointness. So I think to
all practical intents and purposes, it is fair to talk of this as being
faceted search.



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