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Visual Snippets: Summarizing Web Pages for Search and Revisitation

Teevan, Jaime, Cutrell, Edward, Fisher, Danyel, Drucker, Steven M., Ramos, Gonzalo, André, Paul and Hu, Chang (2009) Visual Snippets: Summarizing Web Pages for Search and Revisitation At CHI 2009.

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People regularly interact with different representations of Web pages. A person looking for new information may initially find a Web page represented as a short snippet rendered by a search engine. When he wants to return to the same page the next day, the page may instead be represented by a link in his browser history. Previous research has explored how to best represent Web pages in support of specific task types, but, as we find in this paper, consistency in representation across tasks is also important. We explore how different representations are used in a variety of contexts and present a compact representation that supports both the identification of new, relevant Web pages and the re-finding of previously viewed pages.

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Published date: April 2009
Venue - Dates: CHI 2009, 2009-04-01
Keywords: Thumbnails, Web search, Web browsing, revisitation, re-finding, semantic zoom, visual snippets
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity


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Date deposited: 10 Jan 2009 12:34
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:09

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Author: Jaime Teevan
Author: Edward Cutrell
Author: Danyel Fisher
Author: Steven M. Drucker
Author: Gonzalo Ramos
Author: Paul André
Author: Chang Hu

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