Accession Number : ADA330171

Title :   Toward a Context-Driven Model of WWW Navigation

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ROI JOINT VENTURE HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Gerhart, Susan L.

PDF Url : ADA330171

Report Date : 02 OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : This research addresses problems of current World Wide Web (WWW) users by experimenting with alternative techniques for accessing and analyzing web information. The objective is to increase the productivity of web users and to improve their ability to find, qualify, and propagate high quality materials. The key idea of Browsing in Context is user managed alternative views of collections of web materials provide higher level insights on trends and patterns within the collections and improved direct interaction with abridged and full materials. Browsing in Context (BIC) offers a different approach to accessing and using WWW information content. Current browsers, commercial web utilities, and desktop computing systems do not adequately support several needs of WWW Information Professionals (librarians, journalists, market and policy analysts, research program trackers, etc.). Specifically lacking are information management and analysis tools for Topic Search Management, i.e. collecting and organizing large collections of URLs on specific subjects.

Descriptors :   *DATA MANAGEMENT, *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, *INTERNET, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, INFORMATION TRANSFER, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, TEXT PROCESSING, HYPERTEXT, GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE