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A new visual search interface for web browsing

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A new visual search interface for web browsing
We introduce a new visual search interface for search engines. The interface is a user-friendly and informative graphical front-end for organizing and presenting search results in the form of topic groups. Such a semantics-oriented search result presentation is in contrast with conventional search interfaces which present search results according to the physical structures of the information. Given a user query, our interface first retrieves relevant online materials via a thirdparty search engine. And then we analyze the semantics of search results to detect latent topics in the result set. Once the topics are detected, we map the search result pages into topic clusters. According to the topic clustering result, we divide the available screen space for our visual interface into multiple topic displaying regions, one for each topic. For each topic’s displaying region, we summarize the information contained in the search results under the corresponding topic so that only key message...
Songhua Xu, Tao Jin, Francis Chi-Moon Lau
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where WSDM
Authors Songhua Xu, Tao Jin, Francis Chi-Moon Lau
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