Content Awareness in a File System Interface: Implementing the 'Pile' Metaphor for Organizing Information

@inproceedings{Rose1993ContentAI,
  title={Content Awareness in a File System Interface: Implementing the 'Pile' Metaphor for Organizing Information},
  author={Daniel E. Rose and Richard Mander and Tim Oren and Dulce B. Ponceleon and Gitta Salomon and Yin Yin Wong},
  booktitle={SIGIR},
  year={1993}
}
The pile is a new element of the desktop user interface metaphor, designed to support the casual organization of documents. An interface design based on the pile concept suggested uses of content awareness for describing, organizing, and filing textual documents. We describe a prototype implementation of these capabilities, and give a detailed example of how they might appear to the user. We believe the system demonstrates how content awareness can be not only used in a computer filing system… CONTINUE READING
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