Exploring Large Digital Library Collections Using a Map-Based Visualisation

Mark Hall, Paul D Clough

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Abstract

In this paper we describe a novel approach for exploring large document collections using a map-based visualisation. We use hierarchically structured semantic concepts that are attached to the documents to create a visualisation of the semantic space that resembles a Google Map. The approach is novel in that we exploit the hierarchical structure to enable the approach to scale to large document collections and to create a map where the higher levels of spatial abstraction have semantic meaning. An informal evaluation is carried out to gather subjective feedback from users. Overall results are positive with users finding the visualisation enticing and easy to use.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
EditorsT. Aalberg, C. Papatheodorou, M. Dobreva, G. Tsakonas, C. J. Farrugia
Publisherspringer
Pages216-227
Volume8092
ISBN (Print)9783642405006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventResearch and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries -
Duration: 22 Sep 201326 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science

Conference

ConferenceResearch and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
Period22/09/1326/09/13

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