Proceedings: GI 2010

Interactive visualization and navigation of web search results revealing community structures and bridges

Arnaud Sallaberry, Faraz Zaidi, Christian Pich, Guy Melançon

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2010: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 31 May - 2 June 2010, 105-112

  • BibTex

    @inproceedings{Sallaberry:2010:,
    author = {Sallaberry, Arnaud and Zaidi, Faraz and Pich, Christian and Melan{\c c}on, Guy},
    title = {Interactive visualization and navigation of web search results revealing community structures and bridges},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2010},
    series = {GI 2010},
    year = {2010},
    issn = {0713-5424},
    isbn = {978-1-56881-712-5},
    location = {Ottawa, Ontario, Canada},
    pages = {105--112},
    numpages = {8},
    publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society},
    address = {Toronto, Ontario, Canada},
    }

Abstract

With the information overload on the Internet, organization and visualization of web search results so as to facilitate faster access to information is a necessity. The classical methods present search results as an ordered list of web pages ranked in terms of relevance to the searched topic. Users thus have to scan text snippets or navigate through various pages before finding the required information. In this paper we present an interactive visualization system for content analysis of web search results. The system combines a number of algorithms to present a novel layout methodology which helps users to analyze and navigate through a collection of web pages. We have tested this system with a number of data sets and have found it very useful for the exploration of data. Different case studies are presented based on searching different topics on Wikipedia through Exalead's search engine.