Supporting Information Management in Digital Libraries with Map-Based Interfaces

  • Rudolf Mayer
  • Angela Roiger
  • Andreas Rauber
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-74851-9_46

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4675)
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Mayer R., Roiger A., Rauber A. (2007) Supporting Information Management in Digital Libraries with Map-Based Interfaces. In: Kovács L., Fuhr N., Meghini C. (eds) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. ECDL 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4675. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

The Self-Organising Map (SOM) has been proposed as an interface for exploring Digital Libraries, in addition to conventional search and browsing. With advanced visualisations uncovering the contents and its structure, and advanced interaction modes as zooming, panning and area selection, the SOM becomes a feasible alternative to classical interfaces. However, there are still shortcomings in helping the user to understand the map – there are insufficient methods developed for describing the map to support the user in the analysis of the map contents. In this paper, we present recent work in assisting the user in exploring the map by automatically describing maps using advanced labelling and summarisation of map regions.

Keywords

Self-Organising Map Interface Summarisation Clustering 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Mayer
    • 1
  • Angela Roiger
    • 1
  • Andreas Rauber
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology, ViennaAustria

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