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11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07)
Visualizing Collaborative Filtering in Digital Collections
Zurich, Switzerland
July 04-July 06
ISBN: 0-7695-2900-3
Victor Y. Chen, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Cheryl Z. Qian, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Robert F. Woodbury, Simon Fraser University, Canada
The NEAR (Navigating Exhibitions, Annotations and Resources) panel is a method of managing digital collections and user preferences through collaborative filtering and graphically revealing implicit data relations such as sharing, reference and similarity. It is implemented on AVIRE, an online multimedia repository. AVIRE supports semi-structured collections (exhibitions) which containing various resources and annotations. Its users are encouraged to contribute, share, annotate and interpret resources. Similar to the act of adding items into shopping carts in the e-commence applications, a user?s activities of searching, organizing and interpreting data in AVI-RE are considered as evidence of user?s preferences. The design process of NEAR was guided by several principles from the visualization literature. It implements new navigation and communication approaches that support discovery of relations. Having tested NEAR with several users, we further analyze the design, report the evaluation and consider its use in other applications.
Victor Y. Chen, Cheryl Z. Qian, Robert F. Woodbury, "Visualizing Collaborative Filtering in Digital Collections," iv, pp.203-210, 11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07), 2007
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