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Adding a Visualization Feature to Web Search Engines: It's Time
November/December 2008 (vol. 28 no. 6)
pp. 11-13
Pak Chung Wong, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
It's widely recognized that all Web search engines today are almost identical in presentation layout and behavior. In fact, the same presentation approach has been applied to depicting search engine results pages (SERPs) since the first Web search engine launched in 1993. In this Visualization Viewpoints article, I propose to add a visualization feature to Web search engines and suggest that the new addition can improve search engines' performance and capabilities, which in turn lead to better Web search technology.
Index Terms:
World Wide Web (WWW), search engine results pages (SERPs), scatterplot, and information visualization.
Citation:
Pak Chung Wong, "Adding a Visualization Feature to Web Search Engines: It's Time," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 11-13, Nov.-Dec. 2008, doi:10.1109/MCG.2008.110
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