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Oracle® Secure Enterprise Search Administrator's Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2.1)

Part Number E17332-04
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Providing Faceted Navigation

Facets are a way of labeling data so that it can be navigated in different ways. It enables users to browse information based on a particular characteristic of the data by narrowing the possible search results. Many commercial sites on the Internet use facets to guide their customers to a purchase.

Faceted navigation provides these advantages:

Different types of data have different facets. These are a few examples:

For a description of faceted navigation in Oracle Fusion Applications, see the Oracle Fusion Applications Administrator's Guide.

To create a faceted navigation system, create a facet tree using the Administration API.

See Also:

The facetTree object in the Oracle Secure Enterprise Search Administration API Guide.