Integrating Interactive Visualizations in the Search Process of Digital Libraries and IR Systems

  • Daniel Hienert
  • Frank Sawitzki
  • Philipp Schaer
  • Philipp Mayr
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7224)

Abstract

Interactive visualizations for exploring and retrieval have not yet become an integral part of digital libraries and information retrieval systems. We have integrated a set of interactive graphics in a real world social science digital library. These visualizations support the exploration of search queries, results and authors, can filter search results, show trends in the database and can support the creation of new search queries. The use of weighted brushing supports the identification of related metadata for search facets. In a user study we verify that users can gain insights from statistical graphics intuitively and can adopt interaction techniques.

Keywords

Visualization IR System Digital Library Interactivity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Hienert
    • 1
  • Frank Sawitzki
    • 1
  • Philipp Schaer
    • 1
  • Philipp Mayr
    • 1
  1. 1.GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social SciencesKölnGermany

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