Visualization of Web Search Results

Visualization of search results

  • Envision
  • InfoCrystal, and MetaCrystal, by A. Spoerri.
  • TileBars.
  • Vibe
  • VisMeB

Visual clustering

One of the uses of Information Visualization on Information Retrival is the clustering of the found pages. Some examples are:

  • Kartoo
  • WebBrain
  • Grokker
  • Anacubis
  • NIRVE (NIST Information Retrieval Visualization Engine).
  • Mooter –
  • Ujiko –
  • Quintura –

A bunch of paper have been published:

Adaptive Information Retrieval

  • Periscope
  • Lighthouse: see the technical paper, “Lighthouse: Showing the Way to Relevant Information”

Other resources

  • Graphical interfaces to support information search, an Annotated Bibliography (Compiled and annotated by Elizabeth Staley) 

Others

Other services try to visualize graphs of links of pages found. Some of them are:

  • TouchGraph GoogleBrowser –
  • Onother interesting one is the comparison Engine, by the Univesity of Pisa. It’s able to visualize the rank position on different search engine at the same time.
  • Graphical interfaces to support information search, research notes by Michael Twidale:

Papers

  • A Novel Visualization Model for Web Search Results, Tien Nguyen Jun Zhang, Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on.

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