Navigability of an ontology-based web site

Kyungsil Min, Sungkyu Chun, Hwansoo Kim, Hyosook Jung, Seongbin Park

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Abstract

A web site should be designed carefully because if the structure of the site is complex, users can be disoriented. A navigable web site is one where users can find desired information as they freely move around at the site. It is important to construct a navigable web site because the navigability of a web site can indicate how accessible the information contents in the site might be. In this paper, we present a way by which a navigable web site might be created. Our method utilizes an ontology that specifies important concepts in the domain of interests and describes how they are related. A web site is modeled as a directed graph and navigability is measured by two quantities: time spent and the number of web pages visited by a user during an information retrieval task. Experimental results indicated that navigability increased as the degree of similarity between the structure of the site and that of ontology increased.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Quality in e-Health - 7th Conference of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2011, Proceedings
Pages441-453
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event7th Conference of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2011 - Graz, Austria
Duration: 2011 Nov 252011 Nov 26

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7058 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other7th Conference of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2011
CountryAustria
CityGraz
Period11/11/2511/11/26

Keywords

  • navigability
  • ontology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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