VISUALIZATION

Supporting Document Triage via Annotation-based Multi-Application Visualizations (Full Paper)
Soonil Bae, DoHyoung Kim, Konstantinos Meintanis, J. Michael Moore, Anna Zacchi, Frank Shipman, Haowei Hsieh and Catherine Marshall
Abstract. best use their time in sifting through many potentially relevant documents, a practice we refer to as document triage. Normally, people perform triage using multiple applications in concert: a search engine interface presents lists of potentially relevant documents; a document reader displays their contents; and a third tool.a text editor or personal information management application.is used to record notes and assessments. To support document triage, we have developed a multi-application environment that combines an information workspace with a modified document reader. This environment infers users. interests based on their interactions with both applications, coupled with an analysis of the characteristics and content of the documents they are interacting with. It then uses this interest profile to generate visualizations to direct users. attention to documents or parts of documents that match the inferred interests.

Flexible Access to Photo Libraries via Time, Place, Tags, and Visual Features (Full Paper)
Andreas Girgensohn, Frank Shipman, Thea Turner and Lynn Wilcox
Abstract. Photo libraries are growing in quantity and size, requiring better support for locating desired photographs. MediaGLOW is an interactive visual workspace designed to address this concern. It uses attributes such as visual appearance, GPS locations, user-assigned tags, and dates to filter and group photos. An automatic layout algorithm positions photos with similar attributes near each other to support users in serendipitously finding multiple relevant photos. In addition, the system can explicitly select photos similar to specified photos. We conducted a user evaluation to determine the benefit provided by similarity layout and the relative advantages offered by the different layout similarity criteria and attribute filters. Study participants had to locate photos matching probe statements. In some tasks, participants were restricted to a single layout similarity criterion and filter option. Participants used multiple attributes to filter photos. Layout by similarity without additional filters turned out to be one of the most used strategies and was especially beneficial for geographical similarity. Lastly, the relative appropriateness of the single similarity criterion to the probe significantly affected retrieval performance.

Interactively Browsing Movies in terms of Action, Foreshadowing and Resolution (Short Paper)
Stewart Greenhill, Brett Adams and Svetha Venkatesh
Abstract. We describe a novel video player that uses Temporal Semantic Compression (TSC) to present a compressed summary of a movie. Compression is based on tempo which is derived from film rhythms. The technique identifies periods of action, drama, foreshadowing and resolution, which can be mixed in different amounts to vary the kind of summary presented. The compression algorithm is embedded in a video player, so that the summary can be interactively recomputed during playback.

Timeline Interactive Multimedia Experience (TIME): On Location Access to Aggregate Event Information (Short Paper)
Jeff Crow, Eryn Whitworth, Ame Wongsa and Swati Pendyala
Abstract. Attending a complex scheduled social event, such as a multi-day music festival, requires a significant amount of planning before and during its progression. Advancements in mobile technology and social networks enable attendees to contribute content in real-time that can provide useful information to many. Currently access to and presentation of such information is challenging to use during an event. The Timeline Interactive Multimedia Experience (TIME) system aggregates information posted to multiple social networks and presents the flow of information in a multi-touch timeline interface. TIME is designed to be placed on location to allow real-time access to relevant information that helps attendees to make plans and navigate their crowded surroundings.