Evaluating User Effectiveness in Exploratory Search with TouchGraph Google Interface

  • Kemal Efe
  • Sabriye Ozerturk
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5610)


TouchGraph Google Browser displays connectivity of similar pages around search results returned by Google. A major research question is: to what extent does this graph help improve user effectiveness during exploratory search? This paper reports on our user study with TouchGraph visualization. This study has interesting implications for designing user interfaces of search applications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kemal Efe
    • 1
  • Sabriye Ozerturk
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Advanced Computer StudiesUniversity of LouisianaLafayetteUSA

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