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

Suvanaphen, E. and Roberts, J.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. Eighth International Conference on Information Visualisation, 2004. IEEE International Conference on Information Visualisation . IEEE, pp. 731-736. ISBN 0-7695-2177-0. (doi:10.1109/IV.2004.1320223) (KAR id:14134)

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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: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/IV.2004.1320223
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: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:02 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:24 UTC
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