We use swish-e productive and very successfully
(thanks again to all who made it possible!) for
library applications since 2004. Our application
eDOC is an addition to our OPAC (Online Public
Access Catalog) to provide searching of electronic contents.
Nowadays, OPACs began slowly to be replaced with
search engines. The faceted browsing is asked
more and more as a feature of search engines
enabling user to refine/navigate the results.
Say a query returned 1000 hits. And when the
following facets were offered on the results screen:
2007 - 250
2006 – 130
2005 – 180
subject1 - 2000
subject2 - 2000
subject3 - 150
eng - 500
ger – 800
fr - 300
then the user, by step-by-step selections, could
better come to the results s/he wishes.
Sure, a lot of you have seen already facets e.g.
on Amazon pages where prices by ranges were presented.
It would be interesting to know whether somebody
thought about that in applying to swish-e?
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Received on Mon Mar 3 05:44:10 2008