9 April 1997 Distributed graphical topic-oriented document search system
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With the availability of ever increasing numbers of documents from the Internet and other sources, finding what you are looking for is becoming increasingly difficult. This paper presents a new approach to finding documents that relies on compelling and useful graphic presentations to the user. Exploiting techniques first used in the field of Scientific Visualization, this approach is an example of work in the growing field of Information Visualization. By creating compact representations of documents that can be transferred over the Internet, the approach allows the search process to occur on the users desktop, distant from where the original documents are stored or where the indexes are created. Besides allowing searching to scale better to large numbers of information consumers, this allows the full graphical capabilities of the desktop computer to be applied to the problem The ability to search for specific user keywords is replaced by user selection of topics from a list created by expert topic designers. The approach complements keyword searching as a way of finding information.
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John Light, "Distributed graphical topic-oriented document search system", Proc. SPIE 3017, Visual Data Exploration and Analysis IV, (9 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270307; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.270307


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