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Exploring pathways across stories

Zdrahal, Zdenek; Mulholland, Paul and Collins, Trevor (2008). Exploring pathways across stories. In: IEEE 2008 International Conference on Distributed Human-Machine Systems, 10-12 Mar 2008, Athens, Greece.

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This paper describes a method for supporting the exploration of a collection of documents organized as a hypertext by investigating relations between documents along user-specified paths. The approach is demonstrated on a corpus of stories about the World War Two activities of the British Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park. Each story is described by one or more events and annotated in terms of domain ontologies. A pathway in the document space is a sequence of events in which adjacent events share common binding concepts. The criteria for selecting the pathway include a measure of the adherence to the user-specified part of the document space and the mutual information between adjacent documents calculated from their annotations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords: pathway; document space; ontology; mutual information; seed term; focused document space;
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 10719
Depositing User: Paul Mulholland
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2009 02:39
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 20:03
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