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Textual Difference Visualization of Multiple Search Results utilizing Detail in Context

Suvanaphen, Edward and Roberts, Jonathan C. (2004) Textual Difference Visualization of Multiple Search Results utilizing Detail in Context. In: Lever, Paul G., ed. Proceedings Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics, 2004. IEEE, pp. 2-8. ISBN 0-7695-2137-1. (doi:10.1109/TPCG.2004.33) (KAR id:14148)

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While searching documents on the web users often refine their query terms, to generate new result lists and explore different pages, thus they end up with several result sets. Experience suggests that users compare these different sets, either implicitly or explicitly. Comparison between these sets (a) allows users to observe similarities and differences that are not innately viewable by viewing the sets separately, (b) reduces the cognitive effort of switching from one result set to another and (c) enables them to browse more effectively. In this paper we investigate comparison visualization and describe a prototype search-engine similarity tool (SES), which visualizes the textual difference of multiple web searches using a combination of multiple views and visual bracketing.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/TPCG.2004.33
Uncontrolled keywords: Visualization, Web Search, Multiple Views, Exploratory Visualization, Coordination
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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