[Asis-l] NYTimes: InfoViz: A Technology Whose Time Has Come

Gerry Mckiernan gerrymck at iastate.edu
Tue May 10 10:33:02 EDT 2005

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The Future is Now!

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Gerry McKiernan
Visualized Librarian
Iowa State University 
Ames IA 50011

gerrymck at iastate.edu 


Your Internet Search Results, in the Round

Published: May 9, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO, May 8 - For decades, computer researchers have
experimented with the idea of displaying textual information in visual
maps, but the concept has been slow to find practical applications.

Now, one of the pioneering companies in the field is hoping that by
making its software available as part of a standard Web browser it will
be able to wean surfers away from the simple ranked lists of search
results offered by Google and Yahoo.

Groxis, a San Francisco-based company founded in 2001, has converted
its desktop Grokker software program, which displays a Web search as a
series of categories set in a circular map, to run as a Java plug-in for
browsers. On Monday, the company will begin allowing computer users to
view Yahoo search results with its visualization technology at



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