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Design of 3D visualization of search results: evolution and evaluation
Author(s): John V. Cugini; Sharon Laskowski; Marc M. Sebrechts
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the evolution of the NIST Information Retrieval Visualization Engine. This prototype employs modern interactive visualization techniques to provide easier access to a set of documents resulting from a query to a search engine. The motivation and evaluation of several design features, such as keywork to concept mapping, explicit clustering, the use of 3D vs. 2D, and the relationship of visualization to logical structure are described. In particular, the result of an extensive usability experiment show how visualization may lead to either increased or decreased cognitive load.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2000
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3960, Visual Data Exploration and Analysis VII, (28 February 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.378896
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John V. Cugini, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Sharon Laskowski, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Marc M. Sebrechts, The Catholic Univ. of America (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3960:
Visual Data Exploration and Analysis VII
Robert F. Erbacher; Philip C. Chen; Jonathan C. Roberts; Craig M. Wittenbrink, Editor(s)

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