Clusters on the World Wide Web: Creating neighborhoods of make-believe

Stephen C. Hirtle, Molly E. Sorrows, Guoray Cai

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Abstract

A study reported on the role of neighborhoods in searching for information on the WWW. Users were asked to search collections of web pages in which the conceptual content of groups of pages was used to assign a specific background color to each group. The results indicate that for collections of web pages with moderately complex topologies, the structured backgrounds were significantly easier to search. The results suggest that neighborhoods can be induced by visual characteristics of the page and that the identification of neighborhoods can improve the overall navigability of the space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM Conference on Hypertext
Editors Anon
PublisherACM
Pages289-290
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 9th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Duration: Jun 20 1998Jun 24 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 9th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia
CityPittsburgh, PA, USA
Period6/20/986/24/98

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture

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