Automatic Generation of Diagrammatic Web Site Maps

Robert Inder, Jonathan Kilgour, John Lee

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In this paper we outline a site map application on the World Wide Web, whose aim is to improve navigation and orientation within the web site of the Human Communication Research Centre (HCRC). The map takes the form of a graphical fisheye view of the web site with the current node as the single focus. We discuss the semiautomatic process whereby the site map description is produced, describe how it is turned into a relevant map, and discuss reaction and usage patterns. We outline how the approach can be extended in three future directions: affording the user greater control of the graph drawing variables; covering more of the site, and indeed the web in the large; and using the user's interaction history to constrain the site map display further.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1998 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0-89791-969-6
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Publication series

NameSAC '98


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