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Another in the Bootcamp series of podcasts , these slides show examples of visual and clustering search engines, and ways they can be used for research ...

Another in the Bootcamp series of podcasts , these slides show examples of visual and clustering search engines, and ways they can be used for research and academics.

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  • Visual & Clustering Search Engines as tools for concept generation, mind mapping, outlining & more PF Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences, pfa@umich.edu © 2008 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.
  • Visual & Clustering Search
    • Clustering search
      • Term and concept based
      • Useful for term and concept generation exercises
      • Useful to expand set of terms in MEDLINE and Web searches
    • Visual
      • Organizes results visually or graphically
      • Sometimes includes image search
  • Why?
    • New topic: term and concept discovery
    • Concept or topic tracking: graphic representations to capture change over time
    • Visualization generation to create images describing concept or term
      • Can use in presentation slides
  • Selected Search Engines
    • Ask
    • Clusty
    • Don Busca
    • Exalead
    • Gigablast
    • Grokker
    • iBoogie
    • IncyWincy
    • Kartoo
    • KillerInfo
    • KoolTorch
    • ManagedQ
    • MedStory
    • Middlespot
    • Mooter
    • oSkope
    • PubMed FaceOff
    • Quintura
    • RedZee
    • SearchCrystal
    • SearchMe
    • TouchGraph
    • Ujiko
    • Viewzi
    • Vivisimo
  • Clustering Search Tools
  • IncyWincy
    • Bioethics
  • KillerInfo
    • Bioethics - concepts
  • Don Busca
    • bioethics
  • Clusty
    • Bioethics - concepts
  • Exalead
    • Bioethics - terms, types, media, filetypes
  • Vivisimo
    • Bioethics
  • iBoogie
    • Bioethics - concepts
  • iBoogie
    • Bioethics - images
  • Gigablast
    • Bioethics - concepts
  • Gigablast
    • Bioethics - images
  • Gigablast
    • Bioethics - videos
  • Ask.com
    • Bioethics - concepts, images, and more
  • Visual Search Tools
  • Grokker
    • bioethics
  • KoolTorch
    • Bioethics - 1
  • KoolTorch
    • Bioethics - 2, navigation
  • RedZee
    • Bioethics - prioritization
  • Mooter
    • bioethics
  • Quintura
    • Bioethics
  • MedStory
    • Bioethics
  • Ujiko
    • bioethics
  • ManagedQ
    • Bioethics - person, place, thing, thumbnails
  • Kartoo
    • Bioethics
  • SearchMe: Video Browsing
  • Touchgraph
    • Searches & displays visualizations of results for:
      • Web
      • Amazon books
      • Amazon music
      • Amazon DVDs
      • Facebook
    • Use as visualization tool, graphic concept generator, discovery of like authors / performers and more
  • Touchgraph
    • Web search for bioethics
  • Touchgraph
    • Web search for bioethics - enlarged
  • Touchgraph
    • Amazon browser
  • Touchgraph
    • Amazon book search for bioethics
  • Touchgraph
    • Amazon book search for bioethics
    • Recentered by clicking on plus sign for a specific book of interest
    • Enlarged
  • Touchgraph
    • Amazon book search - Lisa See
  • Touchgraph
    • Amazon movie search - Miyazaki
  • Touchgraph
    • Amazon music search - Jonatha Brookes
  • Touchgraph
    • Amazon music search - Tom Waits
  • Viewzi
  • Viewzi: Photocloud View
  • PubMed FaceOff
    • http://www.postgenomic.com/faces/index.php
  • PubMed FaceOff
    • Polverini search
  • PubMed FaceOff
    • Polverini results
  • Coming Soon to a Computer Near You
  • SearchCrystal
  • TinEye
    • Searches from a seed images
  • TinEye
    • Creates embeddable widgets
  • What else?
    • Possible applications
      • Concept clarification for ESL students
      • Breaking the “white page” block
      • Tools for “concrete thinkers” to work with abstract concepts
      • Assignment to compare concepts generated across tools
      • Assignment to evaluate recommended concepts for 2-3 tools - do you agree with recommendations?
    • What can you imagine doing with these tools?