Usability Design and Testing of an Interface for Search and Retrieval of Social Web Data

  • Dimitris Spiliotopoulos
  • Ruben Bouwmeester
  • Georgios Kouroupetroglou
  • Pepi Stavropoulou
  • Dimitrios Tsonos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8015)


The vast amount of data on the web has been extensively harvested for many years for the purpose of digital archiving. In the recent years, however, the social networks contain the sources of most of the debating between the people. Recent approaches include social web information to the archived content for various reasons. This work reports on the usability design and evaluation of a search and retrieval user interface that was designed to retrieve web objects along with semantic information analyzed for the social web. The main task of the interface was to combine the social information with the standard archived content in meaningful and usable ways.


Search and retrieval user interfaces social network information usability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitris Spiliotopoulos
    • 1
  • Ruben Bouwmeester
    • 2
  • Georgios Kouroupetroglou
    • 3
  • Pepi Stavropoulou
    • 3
  • Dimitrios Tsonos
    • 3
  1. 1.Innovation LabAthens Technology CentreGreece
  2. 2.New Media, InnovationDeutsche WelleBonnGermany
  3. 3.Dept. Informatics and TelecommunicationsNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensGreece

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