Exploiting Conceptual Knowledge for Querying Information Systems

TitleExploiting Conceptual Knowledge for Querying Information Systems
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBalke, W. - T., and J. Selke
Conference NameInternational Conference on Philosophy's Relevance in Information Science (PRIS)
Conference LocationPaderborn, Germany

Whereas today’s information systems are well-equipped for efficient query handling, their strict mathematical foundations hamper their use for everyday tasks. In daily life, people expect information to be offered in a personalized and focused way. But personalization in digital systems still only takes explicit knowledge into account and does not yet process conceptual information often naturally implied by users. We discuss how to bridge the gap between users and today’s systems, building on results from cognitive psychology.

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