With the rapid increase of digital information we deal with during our daily work, we face significant document retrieval and discovery challenges. We present a novel document retrieval and discovery framework that addresses some of the limitations of existing solutions. An innovative aspect of our solution is the combination of implicit and explicit links between documents in the retrieval as well as in the visualisation process in order to improve retrieval and discovery. Our framework exploits implicit relationships between documents—defined by the similarity of their content as well as metadata—and explicit links (hyperlinks) created between documents based on a third-party link service. Further, the software framework can be extended with arbitrary third-party visualisations. Last but not least, our search query interface offers advanced features not available in most existing document retrieval systems. An initial end-user evaluation of the presented solution confirmed the potential of combining implicit and explicit document relationships in the retrieval and visualisation process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2019)
ISBN (Print)78-1-4503-6887-2/19/09
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event19th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 23 Sep 201926 Sep 2019


Conference19th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering
Abbreviated titleDocEng
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