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Pub. period:2000-2012
Pub. count:11
Number of co-authors:26


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Chen, Yinlin, Bogen, Paul Logasa, Hsieh, Haowei, Fox, Edward A. and Cassel, Lillian N. (2012): Categorization of computing education resources with utilization of crowdsourcing. In: JCDL12 Proceedings of the 2012 Joint International Conference on Digital Libraries 2012. pp. 121-124.

The Ensemble Portal harvests resources from multiple heterogeneous federated collections. Managing these dynamically increasing collections requires an automatic mechanism to categorize records in to corresponding topics. We propose an approach to use existing ACM DL metadata to build classifiers for harvested resources in the Ensemble project. We also present our experience with utilizing the Amazon Mechanical Turk platform to build ground truth training data sets from Ensemble collections.

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Hsieh, Haowei, Draxler, Bridget, Dudley, Nicole J. and Winet, Jon (2012): The "City of Lit" digital library: a case study of interdisciplinary research and collaboration. In: JCDL12 Proceedings of the 2012 Joint International Conference on Digital Libraries 2012. pp. 203-212.

In 2008, Iowa City was designated as one of only five "Cities of Literature" worldwide by UNESCO. To take advantage of our rich local literary history, an interdisciplinary research team from the University of Iowa collaborated to develop a digital library featuring Iowa City authors and locations. The UNESCO City of Literature digital library (referred to internally as "City of Lit") consists of a mobile application for the general public to access the database and a set of web-based interfaces for researcher and content creators to contribute to the database. Members of the research team have developed undergraduate literature courses to study the feasibility of using young scholars for digital content creation, and the pedagogical effect of including digital research in traditional literary courses. Students in the courses were trained to conduct scholarly research and generate a variety of digital resources to be included in the digital collection. This paper reports our experience building the City of Lit digital library and the results from evaluations and studies of the students in the courses. We also outline the implementation and development of the digital library, its framework, and the client-side mobile application.

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Hsieh, Haowei, Draxler, Bridget, Dudley, Nicole, Cremer, Jim, Haldeman, Lauren, Nguyen, Dat, Likarish, Peter and Winet, Jon (2011): Facilitating content creation and content research in building the city of lit digital library. In: JCDL11 Proceedings of the 2010 Joint International Conference on Digital Libraries 2011. pp. 145-148.

In conjunction with Iowa City's designation as a UNESCO "City of Literature," an interdisciplinary research team at The University of Iowa collaborated to develop a digital library featuring important Iowa City authors and locations. The "City of Lit" digital library consists of a mobile application for the general public and a set of web-based interfaces for researchers and content creators. This paper explains the motivation and describes the design and implementation of the digital library, its framework, the user-side mobile app and our future plans. We also outline a pilot study, in which undergraduate students conducted scholarly research and created content for the digital collection.

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Hsieh, Haowei, Draxler, Bridget, Dudley, Nicole, Cremer, Jim, Haldeman, Lauren, Nguyen, Dat, Likarish, Peter and Winet, Jon (2011): The Iowa City UNESCO City of literature digital library. In: JCDL11 Proceedings of the 2010 Joint International Conference on Digital Libraries 2011. pp. 477-478.

Iowa City is one of only four designated Cities of Literature worldwide by UNESCO. To highlight the city's rich local literary history, a University of Iowa interdisciplinary research team developed a digital library featuring Iowa City authors and locations. The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature "City of Lit" digital library consists of a mobile application for the general public and a web-based information system for researcher/content creators.

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Andes, Derek, Cremer, Jim, Draxler, Bridget, Dudley, Nicole, Haldeman, Lauren, Hsieh, Haowei, Likarish, Peter, Nguyen, Dat Tien, Sarnelli, Cristina and Winet, Jon (2011): UCOL -- Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature: mobile application research & development. In: Proceedings of the 2011 iConference 2011. pp. 636-637.

Iowa City was designated one of only four City of Literature by UNESCO. To take advantage of the rich literary history of authors and locations, an interdisciplinary research team collaborated to develop an information system to embrace the treasure. This paper outlines the implementation and development, as well as a brief research plan of the project.

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Bae, Soonil, Kim, DoHyoung, Meintanis, Konstantinos, Moore, J. Michael, Zacchi, Anna, Shipman, Frank, Hsieh, Haowei and Marshall, Catherine C. (2010): Supporting document triage via annotation-based multi-application visualizations. In: JCDL10 Proceedings of the 2010 Joint International Conference on Digital Libraries 2010. pp. 177-186.

For open-ended information tasks, users must sift through many potentially relevant documents, a practice we refer to as document triage. Normally, people perform triage using multiple applications in concert: a search engine interface presents lists of potentially relevant documents; a document reader displays their contents; and a third tool -- a text editor or personal information management application -- is used to record notes and assessments. To support document triage, we have developed an extensible multi-application architecture that initially includes an information workspace and a document reader. An Interest Profile Manager infers users' interests from their interactions with the triage applications, coupled with the characteristics of the documents they are interacting with. The resulting interest profile is used to generate visualizations that direct users' attention to documents or parts of documents that match their inferred interests. The novelty of our approach lies in the aggregation of activity records across applications to generate fine-grained models of user interest.

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Hsieh, Haowei, Pauls, Katherine, Jansen, Amber, Nimmagadda, Gautam and Shipman, Frank (2010): Assisting two-way mapping generation in hypermedia workspace. In: Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia 2010. pp. 99-108.

This paper reports our study of a two-way mapping generation tool called Mapping Assistant, as an extension to the Spatial Hypermedia system VITE. Mapping Assistant has been designed to overcome the problem arising due to the difficulty of users in generating an initial two-way mapping for VITE. We have developed VITE to allow users to interact with information in a semi-formal workspace. Creating two-way mapping profiles is a vital step for projecting structured information into a spatial hypermedia system. A previous study of VITE indicated that users spent much of their time developing an initial mapping before working on the information task. We designed the Mapping Assistant to assist users by generating a quick initial mapping from the data entered by the user and reduce the cognitive and mental load on the user. This research studies users' impression of the Mapping Assistant. The results indicate that the users liked the Mapping Assistant and found it useful, but comments from users also reveal possible directions for further improvement of the tool and its design.

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Badi, Rajiv, Bae, Soonil, Moore, J. Michael, Meintanis, Konstantinos, Zacchi, Anna, Hsieh, Haowei, Shipman, Frank and Marshall, Catherine C. (2006): Recognizing user interest and document value from reading and organizing activities in document triage. In: Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2006. pp. 218-225.

People frequently must sort through large sets of documents to identify useful materials, for example, when they look through web search results. This document triage process may involve both reading and organizing, possibly using different applications for each activity. Users' interests may be inferred from what they read and how they interact with individual documents; these interests may in turn be used as a basis for identifying other documents or document elements of potential interest within the set. To most effectively identify related documents of interest, activity data must be collected from all applications used in document triage. In this paper we present a common framework (the Interest Profile Manager) for collecting and analyzing user interest. We also present models for detecting user interest based on reading activity alone, on organizing activity alone, and on combined reading and organizing activity. A study comparing document value calculated using the different models shows that incorporating interest information from both reading and organizing activity better predicted users' valuation of documents. This difference was statistically significant when compared to using reading activity alone.

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Hsieh, Haowei and Shipman, Frank (2005): Activity links: supporting communication and reflection about action. In: Proceedings of the Sixteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext 2005. pp. 161-170.

Tasks that take place over a long period of time or collaborative tasks where participants are required to develop an understanding of each other's effort benefit from better communication about activities. We are exploring facilities for linking directly to activity in hypertext rather than to documents describing activity. One way of preserving a record of activity is to store and access document history. Based on the existing use of edit history in the Visual Knowledge Builder (VKB), this paper explores functionality surrounding activity links, links whose destination anchors are a span of activity within the edit history. We describe enhancements in VKB that support reviewing activities in the hypertext space and authoring activity links.

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Shipman, Frank, Hsieh, Haowei, Moore, J. Michael and Zacchi, Anna (2004): Supporting personal collections across digital libraries in spatial hypertext. In: JCDL04: Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2004. pp. 358-367.

Creating, maintaining, or using a digital library requires the manipulation of digital documents. Information workspaces provide a visual representation allowing users to collect, organize, annotate, and author information. The Visual Knowledge Builder (VKB) helps users access, collect, annotate, and combine materials from digital libraries and other sources into a personal information workspace VKB has been enhanced to include direct search interfaces for NSDL and Google. Users create a visualization of search results while selecting and organizing materials for their current activity. Additionally, metadata applicators have been added to VKB. This interface allows the rapid addition of metadata to documents and aids the user in the extraction of existing metadata for application to other documents. A study was performed to compare the selection and organization of documents in VKB to the commonly used tools ofa Web browser and a word processor. This study shows the value of visual workspaces for such effort but points to the need for subdocument level objects, ephemeral visualizations, and support for moving from visual representations to metadata.

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Shipman, Frank and Hsieh, Haowei (2000): Navigable History: A Reader's View of Writer's Time. In New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 6 pp. 147-167.

Collecting, analyzing, and sharing information via a hypertext results in the continuous modification of information content over a long period of time. Such tasks will benefit from users having access to this authoring process. The Visual Knowledge Builder (VKB), a spatial hypertext system designed to support collaborative knowledge building, includes navigable history to provide readers a view of the writer's time. VKB acts as a workspace for collecting, organizing, and interpreting information in a hierarchy of two-dimensional planes. During authoring, VKB records events in the hypertext's history and provides methods to access prior states of the hypertext. The reader may play forward or backward through the authoring process as well as search for a variety of authoring events on information objects. Users receive cues about the absolute and relative timelines of the information space through the presentation of information about specific events and their sequence. Examples of VKB's use include note taking, writing, organizing conferences, and sharing information in a research group. Analysis of VKB workspaces in these contexts indicates navigable history supports (1) learning and interpreting authors' work practices, (2) recognizing patterns of activity in the information space, and (3) disambiguating specific actions and content. Hypertexts that include an authoring history add a notion of constructive time for their readers.

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