Scatter/Gather Browsing Communicates the Topic Structure of a Very Large Text Collection

@inproceedings{Pirolli1996ScatterGatherBC,
  title={Scatter/Gather Browsing Communicates the Topic Structure of a Very Large Text Collection},
  author={Peter Pirolli and Patricia K. Schank and Marti A. Hearst and Christine Diehl},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={1996}
}
Scatter/Gather is a cluster-based browsing technique for large text collections. Users are presented with automatically computed summaries of the contents of clusters of similar documents and provided with a method for navigating through these summaries at different levels of granularity. The aim of the technique is to communicate information about the topic structure of very large collections. We tested the effectiveness of Scatter/Gather as a simple pure document retrieval tool, and studied… CONTINUE READING