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Visualizing Keyword Searches Using the Venn Diagram

John W. Burris
Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA, USA

Abstract—This paper reports how the Venn diagram can be used to effectively explore and visualize search results using keywords of academic citations. By using a familiar and intuitive diagram for set relations, the results could provide not only the retrieval of a document, but also context for its
relevance to the search. This work focuses on the searching of citation indexes due to availability of accurate and descriptive keywords. This work includes a proposal for the retrieval process as well as a prototype for searching using a limited dataset. This is a “work-in-progress” paper that will provide a limited implementation and a framework for evaluation.

Index Terms— visualization, information retrieval, search

Cite: John W. Burris, "Visualizing Keyword Searches Using the Venn Diagram," Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 67-70, May, 2015. doi:10.12720/jait.6.2.67-70