Faceted Query

Definition(s)

  • A search query wherein the system returns a set of alternative values that are typically subcategories of the original query. For example, on a website selling television sets, a user might enter an initial query consisting of the word “TV.” The system will then present a list of various subclasses of TVs, categorized, for example, by the size of the screen. In eDiscovery, a system might return a list of email senders in response to an initial query. A faceted query is a type of query expansion, where the expanded queries are categorized and can be selected.  1

Notes

  1. Herb Roitblat, Search 2020: The Glossary.