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Design of 3-D Visualization of Search Results: Evolution and Evaluation

Published

Author(s)

John V. Cugini, Sharon J. Laskowski, M M. Sebrechts

Abstract

We discuss the evolution of the NIST Information Retrieval Visualization Engine (NIRVE). 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 keyword to concept mapping, explicit clustering, the use of 3-D vs. 2-D, and the relationship of visualization to logical structure are described. In particular, the results of an extensive usability experiment show how visualization may lead to either increased or decreased cognitive load.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of IST/SPIE's 12th Annual International Symposium: Electronic Imaging 2000 (Visual Data Exploration and Analysis)
Conference Dates
January 23-28, 2000
Conference Title
SPIE Electronic Imaging Conference

Keywords

comparison of 3-D and 2-D, design of visualization, evaluation of visualization, information visualization, usability

Citation

Cugini, J. , Laskowski, S. and Sebrechts, M. (2000), Design of 3-D Visualization of Search Results: Evolution and Evaluation, Proceedings of IST/SPIE's 12th Annual International Symposium: Electronic Imaging 2000 (Visual Data Exploration and Analysis) (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created January 25, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017