Marcel Götze

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This paper presents concepts to support authors illustrating their texts. Our approach incorporates content-and feature-based retrieval techniques in multimedia databases containing 2D images and 3D models. Moreover, we provide tools (i) to adapt the retrieval results to contextual requirements and (ii) to ease their integration into target documents. For(More)
About half the world's population is illiterate, and since the command of a (natural) language is necessary for web access, these potential users are being left out of the information society. Such persons have been called the information poor; in developed countries they will be denied access to services such as e-commerce. In developing countries they(More)
This paper presents a novel way of illustrating textual documents. If one lacks the ability, time, or skill to create illustrations by hand he or she can use a 3D model for the creation or search for an appropriate image. By having a set of 3D models from an appropriate subject matter, we implemented a flexible system that allows it to control the final(More)
Most electronic documents have a predefined structure, and a visualization of a document is adjusted to this structure. In many cases, however, it is desirable to have different visual representations of the document. This becomes especially important if there is additional information available, for instance, annotations. This paper introduces Magic Pages,(More)
Today we are far away from a paperless office. Many readers still prefer paper instead of electronic documents and thus they print out their documents for reading. Moreover, solutions for reading, annotating and editing a document away from a desktop computer are still rare to find. A reading processes that requires taking notes or annotating a document is(More)
This paper introduces techniques for interactive navigation within large sets of bibliographic data. The main conceptual idea is to use various relations between the entries to navigate within the information space. A visualization that supports both the display of the data itself and the relations is introduced. Interaction techniques offer possibilities(More)
This poster presents concepts to support authors illustrating their texts. We introduce a system which smoothly integrates the search and adaptation of appropriate illustrations into target documents. It enables the author to search for images and 3D models. To effectively support the context of the document, the view and label layout of the retrieved 3D(More)
Given common search interfaces, it is difficult to gain orientation within large information spaces and explore information along conceptual dimensions such as time, location, and topics. In this thesis, I develop the idea of visual information exploration on the Web (VIEW) that aims to support a more active way of finding and exploring information by the(More)