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The syzygy surfer: creatively (ab)using the World Wide Web.

Hugill, A and Hendler, J (2013) 'The syzygy surfer: creatively (ab)using the World Wide Web.' International Journal of Creative Computing, 1 (1). pp. 20-34. ISSN 2043-8354

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Abstract

This article discusses our development of a new web engine, the syzygy surfer, which aims to induce a search/browsing experience that is more creative than traditional search. We do this by purposefully combining the ambiguity of natural language with the precision of semantic web technologies. Here, we set out the framework for our investigation and discuss the context and background ideas that are informing the research. This paper offers some preliminary examples taken from our work in progress on the device and suggests the way ahead for future developments and applications.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: semantic web; search; pataphysics; panalogy; syzygy; clinamen; anomaly; creativity.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 15:47
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:28
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URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/1674
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