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ThinkMind // ACHI 2012, The Fifth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions // View article achi_2012_12_10_20074

Alleyoop: Interactive Information Retrieval System with Sketch Manipulations

Hiroaki Tobita

Keywords: Retrieval; Information Visualization; Sketch and Paint Manipulations; Interactive System.

The Alleyoop system enables users to retrieve information through sketch manipulations. A number of information retrieval systems already enable users to casually search and browse through the Web. These systems are useful for conventional input forms where a user uses a keyboard to input a keyword to a dialog box. However, they are not suitable for pen-based input styles. Users of pen-based computers have to input a query to a fixed dialog box by drawing the query. In contrast, the Alleyoop system is designed for pen-based computing, so users can interactively retrieve information through sketch manipulations. When a user draws a closed curve and a keyword, information nodes related to the keyword are collected automatically inside the closed curve. The user can also create a Venn diagram by continuously drawing closed curves and keywords, and form more complex queries for information retrieval. Moreover, the system allows the user to create a layout by drawing strokes freely, so he/she can set the information nodes on the layout and see them in detail. In this paper, we describe our Alleyoop system and how it can be effectively applied.

Pages: 297 to 302

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2012

Publication date: January 30, 2012

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4138

ISBN: 978-1-61208-177-9

Location: Valencia, Spain

Dates: from January 30, 2012 to February 4, 2012

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