LensBar - Visualization for Browsing and Filtering Large Lists of Data

We propose a simple and powerful graphical interface tool called the LensBar, for filtering and visualizing a large list of data. Browsing and querying are the most important techniques for information retrieval, and LensBar integrates the two techniques into a simple-looking scroll window with a slider. While it looks familiar to users of conventional graphical interface tools, its filtering and zooming mechanism offers sophisticated handling of large lists of text-oriented data.

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Toshiyuki Masui
Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc.
3-14-13 Higashi-Gotanda
Shinagawa, Tokyo 141, Japan
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E-mail: masui@csl.sony.co.jp