DocuBrowse: faceted searching, browsing, and recommendations in an enterprise context Conference Paper uri icon


  • Browsing and searching for documents in large, online enterprise document repositories are common activities. While internet search produces satisfying results for most user queries, enterprise search has not been as successful because of differences in document types and user requirements. To support users in finding the information they need in their online enterprise repository, we created DocuBrowse, a faceted document browsing and search system. Search results are presented within the user-created document hierarchy, showing only directories and documents matching selected facets and containing text query terms. In addition to file properties such as date and file size, automatically detected document types, or genres, serve as one of the search facets. Highlighting draws the user's attention to the most promising directories and documents while thumbnail images and automatically identified keyphrases help select appropriate documents. DocuBrowse utilizes document similarities, browsing histories, and recommender system techniques to suggest additional promising documents for the current facet and content filters. Copyright 2010 ACM.

name of conference

  • Proceedings of the 15th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the 15th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces

author list (cited authors)

  • Girgensohn, A., Shipman, F., Chen, F., & Wilcox, L.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Girgensohn, Andreas||Shipman, Frank||Chen, Francine||Wilcox, Lynn

publication date

  • January 2010