Explicit verses Implicit: An Analysis of a Multiple Search Result Visualization

Suvanaphen, Edward and Roberts, Jonathan C. (2004) Explicit verses Implicit: An Analysis of a Multiple Search Result Visualization. In: Banissi, Ebad and Borner, Katy and Chen, Chaomei and Dastbaz, Mohammad and Clapworthy, Gordon and Faiola, Anthony and Izquierdo, Ebroul and Maple, Carsten and Roberts, Jonathan C. and Moore, Christopher H. and Ursyn, Anna and Zhang, Jian Qui, eds. Information Visualisation, 2004. IV 2004. Proceedings. Eighth International Conference on. IEEE Computer Society pp. 731-736. ISBN 0-7695-2177-0. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1109/IV.2004.1320223) (Full text available)

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When searching on the web, users often reformulate their queries after viewing the results and viewing some of the pages. After one or two reformulations the user may im-plicitly realize patterns and relationships between the mul-tiple search results. We believe that these patterns can be used to identify interesting results. We have developed the prototype Search Engine Similarity (SES) tool which ex-plicitly visualizes the similarity between multiple searches. In this paper we describe an experiment to determine whether explicitly visualizing the relationships between mul-tiple searches will let users browse more effectively. Our results show that explicit difference visualizations can en-hance the search process for some tasks. Figure 1: A model of the Information Seeking Process

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Multiple Search Result Visualization, Information Visualization, Evaluation, Comparison visualization
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:02 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 09:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14134 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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