Preview; Result display;Result overview
After formulating and initiating a search in a database, users review the results. The complexity of this task varies greatly depending on the users’ needs, from selecting one or more top ranked items to conducting a complex analysis of the results in the hope of discovering an unknown phenomena. Displaying results includes providing and overview of the results and previews of items, manipulating visualizations, changing the sequencing of the results, adjusting the size of the results, clustering results by topic or attribute values, providing relevance feedback, examining individual items, and presenting explanatory messages such as restating the initial query.
Displaying results is part of a dynamic and iterative decision-making process in which users initiate queries, review results and refine their queries. Users scan objects rapidly to determine whether to examine them more closely, or move on in the dataset....
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