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BubbleNet: An Interactive Interface for Retrieving Documents

  • Author / Creator
    Mohajeri, Saeed
  • As the size of the World Wide Web and the type of documents it holds grow, the need for tools helping users to find their required information becomes more increasingly important. There are several ways to summarize, navigate through or retrieve documents on the web, such as query-based search and tag clouds; but neither are sufficient for both getting a summary and finding desired documents. In this thesis, we introduce BubbleNet: a new interface that helps users to get an overview of document collections and explore them by providing an interactive network of topics, their semantic relationships and their related documents. Our experiments show that BubbleNet gives a better overview, is faster and more useful in certain information retrieval tasks.

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  • Graduation date
    2013-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R38M3P
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Computing Science
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Osmar R. Zaïane (Computing Science)
    • Davood Rafiei (Computing Science)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Pierre Boulanger (Computing Science)
    • Arya Sharma (Medicine)