ACM Web Science 2013, May 2-4th in Paris

Head Start: nominated for Best Poster at #Websci13

May 16, 2013
by Lisa Harris

Head Start: Improving Academic Literature Search with Overview Visualizations based on Readership Statistics was co-written by Peter Kraker, Kris Jack, Christian Schlögl, Christoph Trattner, and Stefanie Lindstaedt.  Head Start is an interactive visualization of the research field of Educational Technology based on co-readership structures. The abstract is copied below:

“At the beginning of a scientific study, it is usually quite hard to get an overview of a research field. We aim to address this problem of classic literature search using web data. In this extended abstract, we present work-in-progress on an interactive visualization of research fields based on readership statistics from the social reference management system Mendeley. To that end, we use library co-occurrences as a measure of subject similarity. In a first evaluation, we find that the visualization covers current research areas within educational technology but presents a view that is biased by the characteristics of readers. With our presentation, we hope to elicit feedback from theWebsci’13 audience on (1) the usefulness of the prototype, and (2) how to overcome the aforementioned biases using collaborative construction techniques.”

Categories: Presenters. Tags: #websci13.

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