Exploring Technical Documents: A Prototype Study

  • Marcus Nitsche
  • Stefan Haun
  • Andreas Nürnberger
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 374)


Finding information in unknown, large data sets is not an easy task, especially if they consist of documents in an unfamiliar domain. A collection of several hundred technical reports has been analyzed in order to organize it for efficient and fluent searching, browsing, navigation and even exploration. We describe a user study on an interactive system – the EFB-Explorer – that visualizes the data set by different attributes to reflect the specific relevance of a retrieved document to a user’s query and offers easy-to-use zooming interaction as well as semantic zooming.


User Study Visual Exploration Exploratory Search Relevant Page Rich Internet Application 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcus Nitsche
    • 1
  • Stefan Haun
    • 1
  • Andreas Nürnberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Otto-von-Guericke-University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

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