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mSpace: What do Numbers and Totals Mean in a Flexible Semantic Browser

mSpace: What do Numbers and Totals Mean in a Flexible Semantic Browser
mSpace: What do Numbers and Totals Mean in a Flexible Semantic Browser
With the Semantic Web community’s growing interest in Human Computer Interaction, this paper addresses a challenge for user interface design and future shifts in search paradigms. Where browsers using current search paradigms often use numeric values to indicate volumes of sub-hierarchies, future semantic browsers will not be limited to fixed hierarchical datasets, but allow flexible exploration through multiple intersecting domains. With the future use of similar numeric indicators uncertain, research here suggests that the inclusion of such indicators should be based around focal data objects within each information domain. Further research is required, as a significant number of contradicting participant expectations were present. It is the concern of the Semantic Web community to make sure that future btic search paradigms can best support their users.
mspace, semantic, browser, numbers, totals, interface, design
Wilson, Max L.
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schraefel, m.c.
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Wilson, Max L.
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schraefel, m.c.
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Wilson, Max L. and schraefel, m.c. (2006) mSpace: What do Numbers and Totals Mean in a Flexible Semantic Browser At The 3rd International Semantic Web User Interaction Workshop at ISWC2006.

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Abstract

With the Semantic Web community’s growing interest in Human Computer Interaction, this paper addresses a challenge for user interface design and future shifts in search paradigms. Where browsers using current search paradigms often use numeric values to indicate volumes of sub-hierarchies, future semantic browsers will not be limited to fixed hierarchical datasets, but allow flexible exploration through multiple intersecting domains. With the future use of similar numeric indicators uncertain, research here suggests that the inclusion of such indicators should be based around focal data objects within each information domain. Further research is required, as a significant number of contradicting participant expectations were present. It is the concern of the Semantic Web community to make sure that future btic search paradigms can best support their users.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: Event Dates: November, 2006
Venue - Dates: The 3rd International Semantic Web User Interaction Workshop at ISWC2006, 2006-11-01
Keywords: mspace, semantic, browser, numbers, totals, interface, design
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 262666
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/262666
PURE UUID: 85dc8b62-a3bf-4ca1-9f69-c64425f45229

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Date deposited: 01 Jun 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:48

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Author: Max L. Wilson
Author: m.c. schraefel

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