Visualization method effectiveness in ontology-based information retrieval tasks involving entity evolution

Katifori, Akrivi ; Vassilakis, Costas ; Lepouras, George ; Torou, Elena ; Halatsis, Constantin (2014-11)


Incorporating digital tools in the business and scientific research workflows is at the moment an on-going process, challenging and demanding as every domain has its own needs in terms of data models and information retrieval methods. The information in some domains involves entity evolution, a characteristic that introduces additional tasks, such as finding all evolution stages of an entity, and poses additional requirements for the information retrieval process. In this paper we present a user study aiming to investigate the effectiveness of current ontology browsing and visualization methods for supporting users in tasks involving research on entity evolution.