Modeling Faceted Browsing with Category Theory to Support Interoperability and Reuse

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Abstract

Faceted browsing has become ubiquitous with modern digital libraries and online search engines, yet the process is still difficult to abstractly model in a manner that supports the development of interoperable and reusable interfaces. Existing efforts in facet modeling are based upon set theory, formal concept analysis, and light-weight ontologies, but in many regards, they are implementations of faceted browsing rather than a specification of the basic, underlying structures and interactions. We propose category theory as a theoretical foundation for faceted browsing and demonstrate how the interactive process can be mathematically abstracted in a way that naturally supports interoperability and reuse.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJCDL 2015 - Proceedings of the 15th ACM/IEEE-CE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
Pages275-276
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335942
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 21 2015
Event15th ACM/IEEE-CE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2015 - Knoxville, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2015Jun 25 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
Volume2015-June
ISSN (Print)1552-5996

Conference

Conference15th ACM/IEEE-CE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKnoxville
Period6/21/156/25/15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The project described was supported by the National Cen- ter for Research Resources and the National Center for Ad- vancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant UL1TR000117. The content is solely the re- sponsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Author.

Keywords

  • abstraction
  • category theory
  • faceted browsing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)

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