Using keyword-based indexing for desktop content navigation : Desktop Content Manager
Author(s)Ravichandran, Deepak, 1980-
Desktop Content Manager
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
John R. Williams.
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Researchers and students gather a wealth of information from the Internet. With increasingly affordable large hard disk spaces, much content can be archived in the computer for future reference. However, the only means for organizing this information on today's machines is the folder system. Information on a topic may be spread over many folders. This provides for poor content navigation and retrieval. This thesis describes how the concept of keyword-based indexing can be applied towards navigation of electronic content. The idea is implemented in the form of a software solution - Desktop Content Manager. The information on keywords and content are stored and represented in a manner facilitating automatic hyper linking of related information providing immediate access. The software was tested with sample content extracted from different sources and the scalability and limitations of the suggested approach identified. The findings are used to define further work in this area.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (p. 65-66).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Civil and Environmental Engineering.