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CIG: The Collaborative Information Gathering Project (HCI)

Mark Apperley, John Grundy (Auckland University), John Hosking (Auckland University), Steve Jones, Masood Masoodian, Rick Mugridge (Auckland University), Bill Rogers, Kirsten Thomson

A major project in collaborative information gathering has been in progress for five years, and is supported by the Public Good Science Fund and the New Economy Research Fund. This work involves the development of tools and techniques for collaboration in the extraction of data from a variety of sources, including the WWW and corporate databases, to satisfy some predefined goal. The current target application focuses on the client-consultant collaboration in the travel industry, and software under development and evaluation includes tools to support the systematic extraction of data from unstructured formes (e.g. hotel information on the WWW), WWW navigation and revisiting of previously discovered sites, and interactive visualisations of plans and histories.

Further information about this project can be found at:

Sample Publications
Apperley, M., Fletcher, D. and Rogers, B. (2000) "Breaking the copy/paste cycle: the stretchable selection tool." Proc First Australian User Interface Conference AUIC 2000, Australian Computer Science Communications 22(5) 3-10.

Apperley, M., Fletcher, D., Rogers, B. and Thomson, K. (2000) "Interactive visualisation of a travel itinerary." Proc Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2000, Polermo, Italy, May, pp 221-226. ACM Press, New York.

Apperley, M. and Hunt, R. (1998) "Design support for hypermedia documents." Designing Effective and Usable Multimedia Systems, edited by A. Sutcliffe, J. Ziegler and P. Johnson, Proc IFIP WG13.2 Conference, Stuttgart, September, pp 41-55. Kluwer Academic Publishers, London.

Grundy, J.C., Apperley, M.D., Hosking, J.G. and Mugridge, W.B. (1998) "A decentralized architecture for software process modeling and enactment." IEEE Internet Computing 2(5) 53-62.

Luz, S. and Masoodian, M. (2000) "Mapping collaborative text and audio communication over the Internet." Proc WebNet'2000: World Conference on the WWW and Internet.

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