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EPSRC Reference: GR/M98302/01
Title: COMMUNICATION OF KNOWLEDGE FROM SYNTHESISED WEB SITES
Principal Investigator: Johnson, Professor C
Other Investigators:
Gurr, Dr CA Robertson, Professor D Robertson, Mr D
Lee, Professor J
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Department: School of Computing Science
Organisation: University of Glasgow
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 2000 Ends: 30 September 2003 Value (£): 127,655
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Human-Computer Interactions
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Information Technologies Creative Industries
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Web sites are used frequently to present information which may be visualised in numerous forms depending on the viewpoint of the person browsing the site. It is normally time consuming using conventional authoring tools to provide separate visualisations of the same material and even more painful to update them all consistently. We will explore how automated synthesis of sites from formal problem descriptions can be used to give a novel form of site construction and maintenance, where changes to content are made using a domain-specific (and Web independent) formal language and as much as possible of the construction of Web-based visualisations is done by automated synthesis. This allows re-use of visualisation strategies and controlled adaptation of these for different purposes. We hope to be able to relate forms of visualisation to properties of problem descriptions, thus helping designers to choose appropriate visualisation styles. Our structured approach to synthesis should also allow us to incorporate additional forms of guidance into our synthesised sites, helping browsers (both automated and human) to access key information more effectively. We shall evaluate the effectiveness of synthesis methods and visualisations using examples taken from existing accident report Web sites, where reliably constructed multiple visualisations are in demand.
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