Bifocal Radial Visualization of Intranet Search Results using Image Caching

Zschimmer, Andreas J. and Roberts, Jonathan C. (2007) Bifocal Radial Visualization of Intranet Search Results using Image Caching. In: Proceedings of the fifth Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics. (Full text available)

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel image caching strategy implemented for our bifocal radial visualization for Intranet search visualization. This visualization displays search results by combining hierarchical information with focus+ context. It is designed specifically for domain or Intranet searches, where specific search results are overlaid (highlighted) on top of a hierarchical circular visualization, which enables these results to be viewed in context with the whole dataset. Drawing large hierarchies is time-consuming, hence the main visualization is cached in a unique way to provide interactive visualization and manipulation. The caching is complicated by the use of the bifocal distortion where a portion of the visualization is magnified, thus two sets of images are cached. This paper describes the caching technique in detail.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: search result visualization, image caching, focus+context, bifocal display
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:05
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 01:37
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14584 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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