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The distance-similarity metaphor in region-display spatializations


Fabrikant, Sara I; Montello, Daniel R; Mark, David M (2006). The distance-similarity metaphor in region-display spatializations. IEEE computer graphics and applications, 26(4):34-44.

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Region-display spatializations represent documents metaphorically as points within regions. Semantic interrelatedness is expressed by some combination of interpoint distance and region membership. In two experiments, the authors investigate judgments of document similarity as a function of these variables. Distance matters, but region membership largely determines judged similarity; hue further modifies it. Spatial metaphors are a popular approach to visualizing information in such forms as information worlds, information spaces, and cyberspaces.

Abstract

Region-display spatializations represent documents metaphorically as points within regions. Semantic interrelatedness is expressed by some combination of interpoint distance and region membership. In two experiments, the authors investigate judgments of document similarity as a function of these variables. Distance matters, but region membership largely determines judged similarity; hue further modifies it. Spatial metaphors are a popular approach to visualizing information in such forms as information worlds, information spaces, and cyberspaces.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Scopus Subject Areas:Physical Sciences > Software
Physical Sciences > Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
Language:English
Date:1 July 2006
Deposited On:15 Nov 2019 15:11
Last Modified:31 Jul 2020 03:44
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN:0272-1716
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1109/mcg.2006.90

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