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Reducing Search Frustration on the World Wide Web



C B. Weinstock, D Wallace


Finding information on the World Wide Web can be a frustrating experience. One practical approach is taxonomy-based searching in which a taxonomy is created for a domain of interest, with domain resources entered into a database. This article describes one taxonomy-based approach, how it can be used, and instructions for adapting the technology to different domains.


images, information retrieval, information technology, search engine, taxonomy, web, World Wide Web


Weinstock, C. and Wallace, D. (2004), Reducing Search Frustration on the World Wide Web, Byte (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created May 31, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021