Search Engine Technology and Digital Libraries - Moving from Theory to Practice (09 Sep 2004)
The results page (Figure 2) differs from the search engine standard in that it shows a sophisticated display of metadata whenever metadata is present in the document. Next to the displayed search results there is an interactive area where the user can refine the search (for example, by using the metadata to search for author and classification and for formal aspects such as document format and collection). The appropriate fields from all the results are formed into a dropdown menu. It is possible to do further searches with respect to a single document by searching for similar documents in the master index (find similar), within the search results (refine similar) or by excluding similar documents in the search results (exclude similar). The search history option completes the current capabilities of the user interface.
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