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Intelligent Support to the Retrieval of Information about Hydric Resources

Summary: Intelligent Support to the Retrieval of Information
about Hydric Resources
Cristina Gena and Liliana Ardissono
Dipartimento di Informatica, Universit`a di Torino
Corso Svizzera 185, Torino, Italy
cgena, liliana @di.unito.it
Abstract. This paper presents the adaptive search features offered by ACQUA, a
Web-based system presenting information about the hydric resources of the Pied-
mont Italian Region. ACQUA enables the user to retrieve qualitative and quan-
titative data in different formats, supporting direct data manipulation. Moreover,
the system supports the user in the search for information by complementing her
explicit search queries with follow-up queries frequently occurring together in
navigation paths. In this way, the user may retrieve complete information in an
efficient way. The paper describes the results of an evaluation of the adaptivity
features carried out with real users.
Copyright by Springer Verlag. This paper is going to appear in the proceedings
of the AH 2004 Conference, Eindhoven, 2004, published by Springer Verlag in the
Lecture Notes for Computer Science collection (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/index.html).
1 Introduction
Public Web sites play a central role in the dissemination of information at low cost, but


Source: Ardissono, Liliana - Dipartimento di Informatica, UniversitÓ di Torino


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences