Design of an Interface for Interactive Topic Detection and Tracking

  • Masnizah Mohd
  • Fabio Crestani
  • Ian Ruthven
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04957-6_20

Volume 5822 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Mohd M., Crestani F., Ruthven I. (2009) Design of an Interface for Interactive Topic Detection and Tracking. In: Andreasen T., Yager R.R., Bulskov H., Christiansen H., Larsen H.L. (eds) Flexible Query Answering Systems. FQAS 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5822. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This paper presents the design of a new interface for interactive Topic Detection and Tracking (TDT) called Ievent. It is composed of 3 main views; a Cluster View, a Document View, and a Named Entity View, supporting the user in identifying new events and tracking them in a news stream. The interface has also been designed to test the usefulness in interactive TDT of named entity recognition. We report some initial findings from a user study on the effectiveness of our novel interface.

Keywords

TDT named entity recognition interface 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masnizah Mohd
    • 1
  • Fabio Crestani
    • 2
  • Ian Ruthven
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StrathclydeGlasgowUK
  2. 2.University of LuganoLuganoSwitzerland