Exploring Large Digital Library Collections Using a Map-Based Visualisation

Hall, Mark and Clough, Paul D (2013) Exploring Large Digital Library Collections Using a Map-Based Visualisation. In: Aalberg, T., Papatheodorou, C., Dobreva, M., Tsakonas, G. and Farrugia, C. J. (eds). Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8092. Springer, pp. 216-227. ISBN 9783642405006 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40501-3_21

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2013, Valletta, Malta, September 22-26, 2013. Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Computing and Information Systems
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Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 13:24
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/5725

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