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SeMap: A concept for the visualization of semantics as maps

: Nazemi, Kawa; Breyer, Matthias; Hornung, Christoph


HCI International 2009. Proceedings and Posters. DVD-ROM : With 10 further Associated Conferences, San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24, 2009
Berlin: Springer, 2009 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5610-5624)
ISBN: 978-3-642-02884-7
ISSN: 0302-9743
International Conference on Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction (UAHCI) <5, 2009, San Diego/Calif.>
International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International) <13, 2009, San Diego/Calif.>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IGD ()
ambient learning; semantic visualization; treemap

The enhancement of the individual knowledge is a basic need that came up with changes in our society, whereas the process of learning disappears more and more. In the recent past the disappearance of a predefined learning process was named ambient learning, which came up to cope the changing need of every time and everywhere learning. Learning contents get more structure by new technologies like semantics, which specifies and defines more the semantic structure and with it the meaning of information. Users working with information system are confronted with different processes for getting the required information. The following paper introduces a new visualization technique, which uses the everyday processes of information search for imparting knowledge. The visualization technique utilizes the surplus of semantics to encourage the process of ambient learning.