Authors: Jose Renato Villela Dantas, Pedro Porfirio Muniz Farias
Addresses: Mestrado em Informatica Aplicada, University of Fortaleza, Av. Washington Soares, 1321, Fortaleza, CE, CEP 60811-905, Brazil. ' Mestrado em Informatica Aplicada, University of Fortaleza, Av. Washington Soares, 1321, Fortaleza, CE, CEP 60811-905, Brazil
Abstract: This paper presents conceptual navigation and NavCon, an architecture that implements this navigation in World Wide Web pages. NavCon architecture makes use of ontology as metadata to contextualise user|s search for information. Conceptual navigation is a technique to browse websites within a context. Context filters relevant retrieved information, and it drives user|s navigation through paths that meet his needs. Based on ontologies, NavCon automatically inserts conceptual links in web pages. These links permit the users to access a graph representing concepts and their relationships. Browsing this graph, it is possible to reach documents associated with user|s desired ontology concept.
Keywords: semantic web; ontology; conceptual navigation; open hypertext system; context based navigation; knowledge management; web documents; web pages; metadata; website browsing.
International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2009 Vol.3 No.4, pp.421 - 439
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