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Information Visualization for Searching and Browsing: Theories and Applications (SIG HCI)

Javed Mostafa, Ramana Rao, Xia Lin, Jin Zhang, Dietmar Wolfram,, Allison Druin,

Presented at ASIST 2004 Annual Meeting; "Managing and Enhancing Information: Cultures and Conflicts" (ASIST AM 04), Providence, Rhode Island, November 13 - 18, 2004


There is a growing awareness that information visualization holds a great potential for effective information access. The challenge to realize the potential, however, is multi-fold. Advances are needed in various aspects of information visualization, including new metaphors for visual content representation, new methods for visual query construction, refinement and execution, new visual presentation to support human cognitive and perceptual activities, and new understanding of how to make information visually accessible to a variety of information seekers, from children to office workers.

This panel will bring together researchers and practitioners of information visualization to discuss their recent research findings and address both theoretical and practice issues related to information visualization. Each presenter will discuss problems they attempt to solve, issues they encounter, and solutions they create and test.

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