Ariadne’s Thread — Interactive Navigation in a World of Networked Information

  • Koopman R
  • Wang S
  • Scharnhorst A
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Abstract

This work-in-progress paper introduces an interface for the interactive visual exploration of the context of queries using the ArticleFirst database, a product of OCLC. We describe a work ow which allows the user to browse live entities associated with 65 million articles. In the on-line interface, each query leads to a speci c network representation of the most prevailing entities: topics (words), authors, journals and Dewey decimal classes linked to the set of terms in the query. This network represents the context of a query. Each of the network nodes is clickable: by clicking through, a user traverses a large space of articles along dimensions of authors, journals, Dewey classes and words simultaneously. We present di erent use cases of such an interface. This paper provides a link between the quest for maps of science and on-going debates in HCI about the use of interactive information visualisation to empower users in their search.

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  • ariadne
  • chi 2015
  • crossings
  • interactive
  • k-in-progress
  • korea
  • navigation in a world
  • of networked
  • s thread
  • seoul

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Authors

  • Rob Koopman

  • Shenghui Wang

  • Andrea Scharnhorst

  • Gwenn Englebienne

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