How can heat maps of indexing vocabularies be utilized for information seeking purposes? [article]

Peter Mutschke, Karima Haddou ou Moussa
2015 arXiv   pre-print
The ability to browse an information space in a structured way by exploiting similarities and dissimilarities between information objects is crucial for knowledge discovery. Knowledge maps use visualizations to gain insights into the structure of large-scale information spaces, but are still far away from being applicable for searching. The paper proposes a use case for enhancing search term recommendations by heat map visualizations of co-word relation-ships taken from indexing vocabulary. By
more » ... ontrasting areas of different "heat" the user is enabled to indicate mainstream areas of the field in question more easily.
arXiv:1502.01965v1 fatcat:k6wmb44nhngwrnmtbvzh4gwhxm