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Supporting early document navigation with semantic zooming

Owen, Tom, Buchanan, George, Eslambochilar, Parisa and Loizides, Fernando ORCID: 2010. Supporting early document navigation with semantic zooming. Presented at: ICADL 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, 21-25 Jun 2010. Published in: Chowdhury, Gobinda, Koo, Chris and Hunter, Jane eds. The Role of Digital Libraries in a Time of Global Change. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. , vol.6102 Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, pp. 168-178. 10.1007/978-3-642-13654-2_21

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Traditional digital document navigation found in Acrobat and HTML document readers performs poorly when compared to paper documents for this task. We investigate and compare two methods for improving navigation when a reader first views a digital document. One technique modifies the traditional scrolling method, combining it with Speed-Dependent Automatic Zooming (SDAZ). We also examine the effect of adding “semantic” rendering, where the document display is altered depending on scroll speed. We demonstrate that the combination of these methods reduces user effort without impacting on user behaviour. This confirms both the utility of our navigation, and the minimal use information seekers use of much of the content of digital documents.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-642-13653-5
ISSN: 0302-9743
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2022 07:32

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