DocuBrowseBrowsing and searching for documents in large, online
enterprise document repositories are common activities.
While internet search produces satisfying results for most
user queries, enterprise search has not been as successful
because of differences in document types and user requirements.
To support users in finding the information they need
in their online enterprise repository, we created DocuBrowse, a faceted document browsing and search system.
Search results are presented within the user-created document
hierarchy, showing only directories and documents
matching selected facets and containing text query terms. In
addition to file properties such as date and file size, automatically
detected document types, or genres, serve as one
of the search facets. Highlighting draws the user’s attention
to the most promising directories and documents while
thumbnail images and automatically identified keyphrases
help select appropriate documents. DocuBrowse utilizes
document similarities, browsing histories, and recommender
system techniques to suggest additional promising
documents for the current facet and content filters.
Technical Contact: Andreas Girgensohn