Visual & Clustering  Search Engines as tools for concept generation, mind mapping, outlining & more PF Anderson, Emerging ...
Visual & Clustering Search <ul><li>Clustering search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Term and concept based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Why? <ul><li>New topic: term and concept discovery  </li></ul><ul><li>Concept or topic tracking: graphic representations t...
Selected Search Engines <ul><li>Ask  </li></ul><ul><li>Clusty  </li></ul><ul><li>Don Busca </li></ul><ul><li>Exalead </li>...
Clustering Search Tools
IncyWincy <ul><li>Bioethics  </li></ul>
KillerInfo <ul><li>Bioethics - concepts </li></ul>
Don Busca <ul><li>bioethics </li></ul>
Clusty <ul><li>Bioethics - concepts </li></ul>
Exalead <ul><li>Bioethics - terms, types, media, filetypes </li></ul>
Vivisimo <ul><li>Bioethics  </li></ul>
iBoogie <ul><li>Bioethics - concepts </li></ul>
iBoogie <ul><li>Bioethics - images </li></ul>
Gigablast <ul><li>Bioethics - concepts </li></ul>
Gigablast <ul><li>Bioethics - images </li></ul>
Gigablast <ul><li>Bioethics - videos </li></ul>
Ask.com <ul><li>Bioethics - concepts, images, and more </li></ul>
Visual Search Tools
Grokker <ul><li>bioethics </li></ul>
KoolTorch <ul><li>Bioethics - 1 </li></ul>
KoolTorch <ul><li>Bioethics - 2, navigation </li></ul>
RedZee <ul><li>Bioethics  - prioritization </li></ul>
Mooter <ul><li>bioethics </li></ul>
Quintura <ul><li>Bioethics  </li></ul>
MedStory <ul><li>Bioethics  </li></ul>
Ujiko <ul><li>bioethics </li></ul>
ManagedQ <ul><li>Bioethics - person, place, thing, thumbnails </li></ul>
Kartoo <ul><li>Bioethics  </li></ul>
SearchMe: Video Browsing
Touchgraph <ul><li>Searches & displays visualizations of results for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Touchgraph  <ul><li>Web search for bioethics </li></ul>
Touchgraph <ul><li>Web search for bioethics - enlarged </li></ul>
Touchgraph <ul><li>Amazon browser </li></ul>
Touchgraph <ul><li>Amazon book search for bioethics </li></ul>
Touchgraph <ul><li>Amazon book search for bioethics </li></ul><ul><li>Recentered by clicking on plus sign for a specific b...
Touchgraph <ul><li>Amazon book search - Lisa See </li></ul>
Touchgraph <ul><li>Amazon movie search - Miyazaki </li></ul>
Touchgraph <ul><li>Amazon music search - Jonatha Brookes </li></ul>
Touchgraph <ul><li>Amazon music search - Tom Waits </li></ul>
Viewzi
Viewzi: Photocloud View
PubMed FaceOff <ul><li>http://www.postgenomic.com/faces/index.php </li></ul>
PubMed FaceOff <ul><li>Polverini search </li></ul>
PubMed FaceOff <ul><li>Polverini results </li></ul>
Coming Soon to a Computer Near You
SearchCrystal
TinEye <ul><li>Searches from a seed images </li></ul>
TinEye <ul><li>Creates embeddable widgets </li></ul>
What else? <ul><li>Possible applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept clarification for ESL students </li></ul></ul><ul><...
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Visual and Clustering Search Engines

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Another in the Bootcamp series of podcasts <http://www.dent.umich.edu/informatics/bootcamp/>, 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 and Clustering Search Engines

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Visual & Clustering Search <ul><li>Clustering search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Term and concept based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Useful for term and concept generation exercises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Useful to expand set of terms in MEDLINE and Web searches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizes results visually or graphically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes includes image search </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why? <ul><li>New topic: term and concept discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Concept or topic tracking: graphic representations to capture change over time </li></ul><ul><li>Visualization generation to create images describing concept or term </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can use in presentation slides </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Selected Search Engines <ul><li>Ask </li></ul><ul><li>Clusty </li></ul><ul><li>Don Busca </li></ul><ul><li>Exalead </li></ul><ul><li>Gigablast </li></ul><ul><li>Grokker </li></ul><ul><li>iBoogie </li></ul><ul><li>IncyWincy </li></ul><ul><li>Kartoo </li></ul><ul><li>KillerInfo </li></ul><ul><li>KoolTorch </li></ul><ul><li>ManagedQ </li></ul><ul><li>MedStory </li></ul><ul><li>Middlespot </li></ul><ul><li>Mooter </li></ul><ul><li>oSkope </li></ul><ul><li>PubMed FaceOff </li></ul><ul><li>Quintura </li></ul><ul><li>RedZee </li></ul><ul><li>SearchCrystal </li></ul><ul><li>SearchMe </li></ul><ul><li>TouchGraph </li></ul><ul><li>Ujiko </li></ul><ul><li>Viewzi </li></ul><ul><li>Vivisimo </li></ul>
  5. 5. Clustering Search Tools
  6. 6. IncyWincy <ul><li>Bioethics </li></ul>
  7. 7. KillerInfo <ul><li>Bioethics - concepts </li></ul>
  8. 8. Don Busca <ul><li>bioethics </li></ul>
  9. 9. Clusty <ul><li>Bioethics - concepts </li></ul>
  10. 10. Exalead <ul><li>Bioethics - terms, types, media, filetypes </li></ul>
  11. 11. Vivisimo <ul><li>Bioethics </li></ul>
  12. 12. iBoogie <ul><li>Bioethics - concepts </li></ul>
  13. 13. iBoogie <ul><li>Bioethics - images </li></ul>
  14. 14. Gigablast <ul><li>Bioethics - concepts </li></ul>
  15. 15. Gigablast <ul><li>Bioethics - images </li></ul>
  16. 16. Gigablast <ul><li>Bioethics - videos </li></ul>
  17. 17. Ask.com <ul><li>Bioethics - concepts, images, and more </li></ul>
  18. 18. Visual Search Tools
  19. 19. Grokker <ul><li>bioethics </li></ul>
  20. 20. KoolTorch <ul><li>Bioethics - 1 </li></ul>
  21. 21. KoolTorch <ul><li>Bioethics - 2, navigation </li></ul>
  22. 22. RedZee <ul><li>Bioethics - prioritization </li></ul>
  23. 23. Mooter <ul><li>bioethics </li></ul>
  24. 24. Quintura <ul><li>Bioethics </li></ul>
  25. 25. MedStory <ul><li>Bioethics </li></ul>
  26. 26. Ujiko <ul><li>bioethics </li></ul>
  27. 27. ManagedQ <ul><li>Bioethics - person, place, thing, thumbnails </li></ul>
  28. 28. Kartoo <ul><li>Bioethics </li></ul>
  29. 29. SearchMe: Video Browsing
  30. 30. Touchgraph <ul><li>Searches & displays visualizations of results for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon DVDs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use as visualization tool, graphic concept generator, discovery of like authors / performers and more </li></ul>
  31. 31. Touchgraph <ul><li>Web search for bioethics </li></ul>
  32. 32. Touchgraph <ul><li>Web search for bioethics - enlarged </li></ul>
  33. 33. Touchgraph <ul><li>Amazon browser </li></ul>
  34. 34. Touchgraph <ul><li>Amazon book search for bioethics </li></ul>
  35. 35. Touchgraph <ul><li>Amazon book search for bioethics </li></ul><ul><li>Recentered by clicking on plus sign for a specific book of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Enlarged </li></ul>
  36. 36. Touchgraph <ul><li>Amazon book search - Lisa See </li></ul>
  37. 37. Touchgraph <ul><li>Amazon movie search - Miyazaki </li></ul>
  38. 38. Touchgraph <ul><li>Amazon music search - Jonatha Brookes </li></ul>
  39. 39. Touchgraph <ul><li>Amazon music search - Tom Waits </li></ul>
  40. 40. Viewzi
  41. 41. Viewzi: Photocloud View
  42. 42. PubMed FaceOff <ul><li>http://www.postgenomic.com/faces/index.php </li></ul>
  43. 43. PubMed FaceOff <ul><li>Polverini search </li></ul>
  44. 44. PubMed FaceOff <ul><li>Polverini results </li></ul>
  45. 45. Coming Soon to a Computer Near You
  46. 46. SearchCrystal
  47. 47. TinEye <ul><li>Searches from a seed images </li></ul>
  48. 48. TinEye <ul><li>Creates embeddable widgets </li></ul>
  49. 49. What else? <ul><li>Possible applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept clarification for ESL students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breaking the “white page” block </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools for “concrete thinkers” to work with abstract concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignment to compare concepts generated across tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignment to evaluate recommended concepts for 2-3 tools - do you agree with recommendations? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What can you imagine doing with these tools? </li></ul>

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