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Smith, Daniel A., Lambert, Joe, Schraefel, MC and Bretherton, David (2010): QWIC: performance heuristics for large scale exploratory user interfaces. In: Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2010. pp. 451-452.

Faceted browsers offer an effective way to explore relationships and build new knowledge across data sets. So far, web-based faceted browsers have been hampered by limited feature performance and scale. QWIC, Quick Web Interface Control, describes a set of design heuristics to address performance speed both at the interface and the backend to operate on large-scale sources.

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