Balancing human and system visualization during document triage

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Title: Balancing human and system visualization during document triage
Author: Bae, Soon Il
Abstract: People must frequently sort through and identify relevant materials from a large set of documents . Document triage is a specific form of information collecting where people quickly evaluate a large set of documents from the Internet by reading (or skimming ) documents and organizing them into a personal information collection . During triage people can re -read documents , progressively refine their organization , and share results with others . People usually perform triage using multiple applications in concert : a search engine interface presents lists of potentially relevant documents ; a document reader displays their content ; and a text editor or a more specialized application records notes and assessments . However , people often become disoriented while switching between these subtasks in document triage . This can hinder the interaction between the subtasks and can distract people from focusing on documents of interest . To support document triage , we have developed an environment that infers users ? interests based on their interactions with multiple applications and on an analysis of the characteristics and content of the documents they are interacting with . The inferred user interest is used to relieve disorientation by generating visualizations in multiple applications that help people find documents of interest as well as interesting sections within documents .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2330
Date: 2009-05-15


Balancing human and system visualization during document triage. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2330 .

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