This month’s issue of the Communications of the ACM includes a letter from ACM CEO John White celebrating the 10th anniversary of ACM’s Digital Library. As some of you may know, my colleagues and I at Endeca have been working with the ACM to improve the search and navigation functionality that the Digital Library provides.
In particular, ACM recently deployed a terminology extraction feature that we recently presented at HCIR ’08. While it’s still a work in progress (their version isn’t quite as current as what we demonstrated at the workshop), it represents a strong step in the direction of supporting exploratory search as part of the online library experience.
Please check it out and provide them with feedback, especially regarding the user interface that they designed using their own consultants.