Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Reaction: TileBars: Visualization of Term Distribution Information in Full Text Information Access

The paper presented aspects of document retrieval that I had not considered before, especially regarding retrieval of full text documents. I realized that distribution of the queried terms is an important factor to consider. The information about Document Structure was interesting to read and was a necessary factor to consider when searching documents without an abstract.
I noticed that the search results weren't in any sorted order. The paper states this, but I wondered if providing the results in a sorted order would make the life of the user much easier. The user experience in a way looks shaky because of the several implications that he/she has to be aware of while looking at the results.