Querying and Display of Information: Symbiosis in Exploratory Search Interaction Scenarios

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This paper examines potential interaction aspects related to querying and the display of information in exploratory search scenarios with a particular focus on user state and interactive visualization. Exploratory search refers to a specific type of information seeking that is open-ended, continuous and evolving. The evolving nature of exploratory search also provides the computer with sequential data that can be used to estimate user state and intention as the search unfolds. In this setting, the system supports querying by relying on user’s pointing actions, sequential organization of user interaction and query metadata. The system also adapts the display of information by determining the timing and visual representation. The paper illustrates potential interactions that employ new input modalities such as eye gaze and physiological signals. The paper concludes by discussing the possible functions of interactive visualization regarding querying and the display of information.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymbiotic Interaction : Third International Workshop, Symbiotic 2014 Helsinki, Finland, October 30–31, 2014 Proceedings
EditorsGiulio Jacucci, Luciano Gamberini, Jonathan Freeman, Anna Spagnolli
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-13499-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-13500-7
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Workshop on Symbiotic Interaction - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 30 Oct 201431 Oct 2014
Conference number: 3rd (Symbiotic 2014)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences

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