Grid-based interaction for exploratory search

Hideo Joho*, Tetsuya Sakai

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper presents a grid-based interaction model that is designed to encourage searchers to organize a complex search space by managing n x m sub spaces. A search interface was developed based on the proposed interaction model, and its performance was evaluated by a user study carried out in the context of the NTCIR-9 VisEx Task. With the proposed interface, there were cases where subjects discovered new knowledge without accessing external resources when compared to a baseline system. The encouraging results from experiments warrant further studies on the model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Retrieval Technology - 8th Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference, AIRS 2012, Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference, AIRS 2012 - Tianjin, China
Duration: 2012 Dec 172012 Dec 19

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7675 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference8th Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference, AIRS 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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