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TileBars: Visualization of Term Distribution Information in Full Text Information Access

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TileBars: Visualization of Term Distribution Information in Full Text Information Access
The field of information retrieval has traditionallyfocused on s consistingof titlesand abstracts. As a consequence, many underlying assumptions must be altered for retrieval from full-length text collections. This paper argues for making use of text structure when retrieving from full text documents, and presents a visualization paradigm, called TileBars, that demonstrates the usefulness of explicit term distribution information in Boolean-type queries. TileBars simultaneously and compactly indicate relative document length, query term frequency, and query term distribution. The patterns in a column of TileBars can be quickly scanned and deciphered, aiding users in making judgments about the potential relevance of the retrieved documents.
Marti A. Hearst
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Type Conference
Year 1995
Where CHI
Authors Marti A. Hearst
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