FINDING AND REFINDING WEB PAGES IN CONTEXT - A Tree-based Model of Web History

David Briffa, Chris Staff

Abstract

A modern challenge for the World Wide Web (Web) is not of just finding information without getting ‘lost’ in hyperspace, but also re-finding it efficiently. Web Nav is an integrated navigation system that combines both history and page recommendations into one context based tool. Web Nav’s framework signifies a paradigm shift in the viewing of history from a linear stack-based system to a hierarchal tree-based system. Web Nav was evaluated qualitatively and quantitatively, analysing 13 users’ activity over a seven day period. The results are mixed but there is sufficient evidence to suggest tree-based views of history can be beneficial: to allow users to revisit web pages in context; to show user sessions as trees; and to automatically generate queries based on session contexts to recommend web pages.

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Briffa D. and Staff C. (2011). FINDING AND REFINDING WEB PAGES IN CONTEXT - A Tree-based Model of Web History . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8425-51-5, pages 426-429. DOI: 10.5220/0003401004260429


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@conference{webist11,
author={David Briffa and Chris Staff},
title={FINDING AND REFINDING WEB PAGES IN CONTEXT - A Tree-based Model of Web History},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2011},
pages={426-429},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003401004260429},
isbn={978-989-8425-51-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - FINDING AND REFINDING WEB PAGES IN CONTEXT - A Tree-based Model of Web History
SN - 978-989-8425-51-5
AU - Briffa D.
AU - Staff C.
PY - 2011
SP - 426
EP - 429
DO - 10.5220/0003401004260429