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Paper 9906:
SEMANTIC AND THEMATIC NAVIGATION IN ELECTRONIC ENCYCLOPEDIAS

id 9906
authors Henning Lobin, Andreas Witt
year 1999
title SEMANTIC AND THEMATIC NAVIGATION IN ELECTRONIC ENCYCLOPEDIAS
source Electronic Publishing ´99. Redefining the Information Chain - New Ways and Voices : Proceedings of an ICCC/IFIP conference held at the University of Karlskrona/Ronneby, Sweden 10-12 May 1999/Edited by John W.T.Smith, Anders Ardö, Peter Linde. Washington D.C.: ICCC Press, 1999. 326 p. ISBN: 1-891365-04-5
summary In the field of electronic publishing, encyclopedias represent a unique sort of text for investigating advanced methods of navigation. The user of an electronic encyclopedia normally expects special methods for accessing the entries in an encyclopedia database. Navigation through printed encyclopedias in the traditional sense focuses on the alphabetic order of the entries. In electronic encyclopedias, however, thematic structuring of lemmas and, of course, extensive (hyper-)linking mechanisms have been added. This paper will focus on showing developments, which go beyond these navigational structures. We will concentrate on the semantic space formed by lemmas to build a network of semantic distances and thematic trails through the encyclopedia.
keywords New publishing models, Encyclopedias, navigational structures
series ELPUB:1999
type full paper
email lobin@lili.uni-bielefeld.de
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-9906
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