Usable Query filtering examples?

15 Jun 2007 - 5:06pm
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mary keitelman
2006

Hi all,

Can anyone point me to usable examples of filtering information? We are building a site that affords users the ability to sort through a dataset of @ 1000 items, which are grouped into one of 3 types. The types are not mutually exclusive, so users may search for one type of item, and then query for a specific subgroup. They may then query the results again for another subgroup.--------- Once user has submitted a query, returned results are sortable by several different attributes.thanks in advance, I will publish results to list.

Mary Keitelman
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15 Jun 2007 - 6:29pm
jstrande
2007

Mary,

Not sure if this is appropriate or not, but have you looked at
Directed/Faceted Search?

There was some great work done by the folks at UC Berkeley:

http://flamenco.berkeley.edu/

>From the site:

The *Flamenco* search interface framework has the primary design goal of
allowing users to move through large information spaces in a flexible manner
without feeling lost. A key property of the interface is the explicit
exposure of category metadata, to guide the user toward possible choices,
and to organize the results of keyword searches. The interface uses
hierarchical faceted metadata in a manner that allows users to both refine
and expand the current query, while maintaining a consistent representation
of the collection's structure. This use of metadata is integrated with
free-text search, allowing the user to follow links, then add search terms,
then follow more links, without interrupting the interaction flow.
FLAMENCO stands for FLexible information Access using MEtadata in Novel
COmbinations.

There is a really good overview document from a course that was taught on
Flamenco, with the folks from http://express.ebay.com

http://flamenco.berkeley.edu/talks/chi_course06.pdf

Also, plenty of great research information available on the site:

Docs: http://flamenco.berkeley.edu/pubs.html

Tutorials/Talks: http://flamenco.berkeley.edu/tutorials.html (includes some
video presentations)

Hope this is valuable.

Jon

On 6/15/07, mary keitelman <mkeitelman at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> Hi all,Can anyone point me to usable examples of filtering information?We
> are building a site that affords users the ability to sort through a dataset
> of @ 1000 items, which are grouped into one of 3 types. The types are not
> mutually exclusive, so users may search for one type of item, and then query
> for a specific subgroup. They may tehn query the results again for another
> subgroup.--------- Once user has submitted a query, returned results are
> sortable by several different attributes.thanks in advance,I will publish
> results to list.Mary Keitelman
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> MSN.
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