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Design of an interface for interactive topic detection and tracking

Mohd, M. and Crestani, F. and Ruthven, I. (2009) Design of an interface for interactive topic detection and tracking. In: 8th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems (FQAS 2009). Springer, Roskilde, Denmark, pp. 227-238.

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Abstract

This paper presents the design of a new interface for interactive Topic Detection and Tracking (TDT) called Ievent. It is composed of 3 main views; a Cluster View, a Document View, and a Named Entity View, supporting the user in identifying new events and tracking them in a news stream. The interface has also been designed to test the usefulness in interactive TDT of named entity recognition. We report some initial findings from a user study on the effectiveness of our novel interface.