Historical Social Research

Daniel Hienert (Ed.): A Model for the Integration of Interactive Visualizations into the Process of Information Searching and Linking on the Web [Abstract]

The Web provides access to a mass of heterogeneous information. Accessing this information through search engines and browsing is nowadays a standard procedure for everyone. Interactive visualizations can be an integral part of the search and linking process because they provide benefits like (1) a variety of different representations for big, heterogeneous and complex information and (2) their interactivity that supports the cognition process of the user. This HSR Focus discusses the foundations in information searching, information visualization and information processing and builds a model for the integration of interactive visualizations into the process of information searching and linking on the Web.