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SLIS Colloquium Series Wed, Jan. 9th, 1pm: Visualization Techniques To Map Scientific Knowledge

Katy Borner
Masters and doctoral graduate students and faculty are cordially invited to attend the bi-weekly SLIS Colloquium Series. Professor Katy Borner of the School of Library and Information Science will discuss research on state of the art visualization techniques to map the knowledge domains of scientific disciplines.

Title: Visualizing Knowledge Domains
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2002
Time: 1 pm
Place: LI001 (IU Library, room next to 10th Street entrance and across from SLIS Library)

Talk preceded by an informal gathering with cookies, tea, and coffee, available at 12:45pm


This talk reviews visualization techniques to map the ever-growing knowledge domain structure of scientific disciplines, including emerging techniques in interactive data analysis and information visualization. Diverse algorithms are applied to demonstrate different analysis and visualization techniques on a bibliographic data set that includes articles from the citation analysis, bibliometrics, semantics, and visualization literatures. This serves to map the relationships within and between the four fields that together form domain visualization. The talk concludes with a discussion of promising new avenues of research.


Katy Borner is Assistant Professor of Information Science and Cognitive Science at Indiana University School of Library and Information Science. Her talk--in expanded form--will appear as a chapter on visualization techniques in the 2002 Annual Review of Information Science & Technology (ARIST v37), co-authored with Chaomei Chen of Drexel University and Kevin W. Boyack of Sandia National Laboratories. Her research interests are information visualization, virtual reality interfaces, human computer interaction, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence.

Her recent publications include articles and reports on visual interfaces for semantic information retrieval and browsing, efficient case-based structure generation for design support, visualization for improving learning and collaboration, virtual worlds, digital libraries, and adaptive human-computer interaction and computer-aided design. Information about her projects can be found at

Posted January 03, 2002