INSYDER

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  • FB Informatik und Informationswissenschaft
Publications
    Reiterer, Harald; Tullius, Gabriela; Mann, Thomas M. (2005): INSYDER : a content-based visual-information-seeking system for the Web International Journal on Digital Libraries ; 5 (2005), 1. - S. 25-41. - ISSN 1432-5012. - eISSN 1432-1300

INSYDER : a content-based visual-information-seeking system for the Web

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This paper presents INSYDER, a contentbased visual-information-seeking system for the Web. The Web can be seen as one huge digital library offering a variety of very useful information for business analysts. INSYDER addresses these possibilities and offers powerful retrieval and visualisation functionalities. The main focus during the development was on the usability of the system. Therefore, a variety of well-established visualisation components were employed to support the user during the information-seeking process (e.g. visual query, result table, bar graph, segment view with tile bars, and scatterplot). Also, the retrieval aspects were developed with the goal of increasing the usability of the system (e.g. natural language search, content-based classification, relevance feedback). Extensive evaluations of the retrieval performance and the usability of the visualisation were conducted. The results of these evaluations offered many helpful insights into developing a new visual-informationseeking system called VisMeB.

Origin (projects)

  Limbach, Tobias; Müller, Frank; Klein, Peter; Reiterer, Harald; Eibl, Maximilian (2002): Visualization of Metadata using the SuperTable + Scatterplot Information und Mobilität : Optimierung und Vermeidung von Mobilität durch Information : Proceedings des 8. Internationalen Symposiums für Informationswissenschaft (ISI 2002) / Hammwöhner, Rainer (Hrsg.). - Konstanz : UVK, 2002. - (Schriften zur Informationswissenschaft ; 40). - S. 147-163. - ISBN 978-3-80669-759-9

Visualization of Metadata using the SuperTable + Scatterplot

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In this paper we will present a new approach combining different visualizations into a so called SuperTable with a Scatterplot. The goal was to improve user experience during the information seeking process. Originally INSYDER was a system to supply small and medium size enterprises with business information from the Internet by using a local meta search engine. The new prototype will be much more flexible concerning the operational area as well as the used visualizations. Instead of offering multiple visualizations to choose from INSYDER combines them into one, reducing the confusion of different visualizations.

Origin (projects)

    Reiterer, Harald; Mußler, Gabriela; Mann, Thomas M. (2001): A visual information seeking system for Web search Mensch & Computer 2001 / Oberquelle, Horst et al. (Hrsg.). - Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 2001. - (Berichte des German Chapter of the ACM ; 55). - S. 297-306. - ISBN 978-3-519-02748-5

A visual information seeking system for Web search

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In this paper we present the conception and the evaluation of a visual information seeking system for the Web. Our work has been motivated by the lack of good user interfaces assisting the user in searching the Web. The selected visualisations and why they have been chosen are explained in detail. A focus of this paper is on the evaluation of these visualisations as an add-on to the traditional result list presentation.

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  Reiterer, Harald; Mann, Thomas M. (2001): Visual information retrieval for the web 17th International Codata Conference, Baveno, Italy, 2001

Visual information retrieval for the web

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This paper presents a visual information seeking system for the Web called INSYDER. The aim of INSYDER is to find business information from the Web. Different visualizations supporting the reviewing of search result are shown. The main design ideas and results of an evaluation with 40 users are presented.

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  Mußler, Gabriela; Reiterer, Harald; Mann, Thomas M. (2000): INSYDER : information retrieval aspects of a business intelligence system Informationskompetenz - Basiskompetenz in der Informationsgesellschaft, Proceedings des 7. Internationalen Symposiums für Informationswissenschaft (ISI 2000), Darmstadt, 8.- 10. November 2000. - S. 127-143

INSYDER : information retrieval aspects of a business intelligence system

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This paper presents a visual information seeking system for the WWW called INSYDER. The aim of INSYDER is to find business information from the WWW. Information seeking - especially on the Web - is an imprecise process. Information seekers often have only a fuzzy understanding of how they can get and information they want. This paper focuses on the use of information retrieval and visualisation techniques of the INSYDER system to support the user in extracting information from the WWW, namely in formulating queries, refining and reviewing results.

Origin (projects)

    Reiterer, Harald; Mußler, Gabriela; Mann, Thomas M.; Handschuh, Siegfried (2000): INSYDER : an information assistant for business intelligence Proceedings of the 23rd annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '00. - New York, New York, USA : ACM Press, 2000. - S. 112-119. - ISBN 1-58113-226-3

INSYDER : an information assistant for business intelligence

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The WWW is the most important resource for external business information. This paper presents a tool called INSYDER, an information assistant for finding and analysing business information from the WWW. INSYDER is a system using different agents for crawling the Web, evaluating and visualisation, and a first summary of user tests held in Great Britain, France and Italy are presented.

Origin (projects)

  Mann, Thomas M.; Reiterer, Harald (2000): Evaluation of different visualizations of web search results 11th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA ' 00), 6 - 8 September 2000, Greenwich, London, UK. - S. 586-590

Evaluation of different visualizations of web search results

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This paper discusses the evaluation of a visual information seeking system for the Web called INSYDER. The aim of INSYDER is to find business information on the Web. The evaluation compares different visualizations including HTML-List, ResultTable, ScatterPlot, BarGraph and SegmentViews. These visualizations support the interpretation of the search result phase of the information seeking process. First results of the evaluation with forty users are presented and an outlook on future work is given.

Origin (projects)

  Handschuh, Siegfried; Mann, Thomas M.; Mußler, Gabriela; Reiterer, Harald (1999): Die Entwicklung eines Business-Intelligence-Systems zur Beschaffung von Geschäftsinformationen im WWW Information Engineering, Proceedings des 4. Konstanzer Informationswissenschaftlichen Kolloquiums (1999). - S. 171-182

Die Entwicklung eines Business-Intelligence-Systems zur Beschaffung von Geschäftsinformationen im WWW

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Nach einem funktionalen Überblick über das Gesamtsystem wird auf die Konzeption eingegangen. Aufbauend auf dem Rahmenkonzept von Shneiderman wird ein Multiagentensystem vorgeschlagen, das den Benutzer bei der Informationssuche unterstützen soll. Da der erfolgreiche Einsatz eines Business Intelligence Systems ganz wesentlich von der Art der Informationspräsentation bestimmt wird, beschäftigt sich ein wesentlicher Teil dieses Beitrags mit ausgewählten Ansätzen zur Visualisierung von Suchergebnissen, die innerhalb des Projektes verfolgt werden.

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  Mann, Thomas M.; Reiterer, Harald (1999): Case Study : a combined visualization approach for WWW-search results IEEE Information Visualization Symposium 1999, Late Breaking Hot Topics Proceedings, Supplement to : 1999 IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization (InfoVis 99), San Francisco, CA, USA, October 24 - 29, 1999

Case Study : a combined visualization approach for WWW-search results

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The idea of Information Visualization is to get insights into great amounts of abstract data. Especially document sets found by searching the World Wide Web are a special challenge. The paper gives a short overview on the variety of possible visualizations for this application area. Crucial factors for the success of visualizations are discussed. A combined approach is presented to use alternative simple visualizations, grouped around the traditional result-list, for usage with a local meta web search engine.

Origin (projects)

  Reiterer, Harald (1999): Web-Based Information Visualization (WebVis'99) Tenth International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications : proceedings ; September 1 - 3, 1999, Florence, Italy / Cammelli, Antonio et al. (Hrsg.). - Los Alamitos, CA : IEEE Computer Society, 1999. - S. 241-244. - ISBN 0-7695-0281-4

Web-Based Information Visualization (WebVis'99)

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Reiterer, Harald

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