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Visualizing Search Results

Search results are largely text-based. A few search engines (like KartOO) have made attempts to improve the search experience, but with limited uptake. eyePlorer offers another form of visualization, not based on how individual results are connected and related, but based instead on providing a “whole” view of a subject. Have a look at the results of a search for elearning. Short definitions of each resource is provided and can be compiled in a “notepad” by the searcher. Still not quite what I want in visual search (I want a tool that does for visual search results what Google did for text-based results), but at least organizations are exploring visualization as a means of improving results.

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  1. Nicola wrote:

    Thanks for providing such wonderful insights into the world of visualization as you have for so many years, its is completely invaluable, especially providing the ‘why’ – e.g the article you provided on the phrasenet post was fascinating.

    I wondered if you knew what has happened to searchcrystal – I was going to compare this to eyePlorer but it seems to have disappeared and I can’t find any news about (can’t remember name of company / developers who made it) ?

    Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 1:37 am | Permalink