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Multiple-Perspective Interactive Web Search


While increasing amounts of complex information are becoming available on the web, there is, beyond keyword-based search and listing of results, a paucity of UI paradigms and implementations that support interaction, exploration, and assimilation of such information. Our research aims to address these issues through a novel UI metaphor that enables multimodal presentation and interaction in web search. In particular, we propose the use of a multimodal reflective environment to support direct interactions with the data within a unified presentation-exploration-query environment. Among other things, this entails determining and displaying semantic and spatio-temporal correlations between web pages.


  • R. Singh and Ya-W Hsu, Analysis of Usage Patterns in Experiential Multiple Perspective Web-Search, ACM Multimedia, pp. 569-572, 2007 [PDF]
  • Ya-W Hsu, N. Moon, and R. Singh, Designing Interaction Paradigms for Web-Information Search and Retrieval, IEEE/WIC/ACM Conference on Web-Intelligence (WI), 2006, pp. 815-822, 2006 [PDF]
  • N. Moon, Y. W. Hsu and R. Singh, "A Multiple-Perspective, Interactive Approach to Web Information Extraction and Exploration", Workshop on Challenges in Web Information Retrieval and Integration, IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2006, pp. 51-60 [PDF]
  • R. Singh, Y. W. Hsu, W. C. Sun, D. Chitaure, and L. Yan, "Rethinking the Presentation of Results from Web Search", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2005 [PDF]
  • B. Gong, R. Singh, and R. Jain, "ResearchExplorer: Gaining Insights Through Exploration in Multimedia Scientific Data", 6th ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval (ACM MIR), 2004 [PDF]
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