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Enhanced Visualization for Web-Based Summaries

By Brent Wenerstrom and Mehmed Kantardzic


For each search result presented by a search engine, a user has a choice to click through for more information or to skip the result. We aim to improve the accuracy of this click process by introducing a color-coding scheme built upon our improved summary text selection approach called Re-Close. Color-coding adds an additional level of context to the text without requiring additional screen space. Our results showed an improvement in click precision from 66% when using Google summaries to 80 % when using colorcoded ReClose summaries. Improvements in user click precision will lead to better user experiences, the more efficient finding of search results and higher confidence levels in search engine usage. 1

Year: 2014
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