Supervisor(s)

Student

Related projects

INEX
Initiative for the Evaluation of XML retrieval

Finished

2008-11

Formalia

Preconditions
  • Good programming abilities in java(Compulsary)
  • Familiarity with XML

Task description

Visualization has been used very successfully in helping people understand various kinds of phenomena. Hence it is a natural choice for understanding the behavior of users. This work is aimed to develop a tool to visualize the searcher's interaction with an XML retrieval system to investigate its search patterns. For this purpose, a new parametric information visualization technique is to be developed that presents the searcher's interaction using visual attributes in 2D.

Sub Tasks
  1. Development of abstract description of the visualization technique
  2. Implementation a prototype version of the visualization technique
  3. Implementation of conversion utilities for log file formats
  4. Investigation of patterns

Literature

Pitkow and Krishna K. Bharat. Webviz:
A tool for world-wide web access log analysis. In First International WWW Conference, 1994.
George Din, Justyna Zander and Stephan Pietsch
:Test Execution Logging and Visualisation Techniques, 17th International Conference Software & Systems Engineering and their Applications - ICSSEA 2004, Paris, November 30 & December 1-2, 2004