Using a landscape metaphor to represent a corpus of documents
M. Chalmers 1993 Berlin: Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 716. In A. U. Frank and I. Campari (Eds.), Spatial information theory: A theoretical basis for GIS (pp. 377-390).
In information retrieval, documents are stored and categorized to allow for search and retrieval. Traditional techniques for interacting with this data hide much of the structure and complexity of the modeled information, and access it by means of isolated queries and word searches. This article proposes a complimentary approach; a system that builds and displays an approximate model in the form of a map or landscape. This paper gives emphasis to the influences and principles behind the design of a landscape model.