Visual comparison of search results: A censorship case study

  • Mark Meiss Indiana University
  • Filippo Menczer Indiana University and Institute for Scientific Interchange, Torino, Italy

Abstract

Understanding the qualitative differences between the sets of results from different search engines can be a difficult task. How many links must you follow from each list before you can reach a conclusion? We describe a user interface that allows users to quickly identify the most significant differences in content between two lists of Web pages. We have implemented this interface in CenSEARCHip, a system for comparing the effects of censorship policies on search engines.

Author Biographies

Mark Meiss, Indiana University
Department of Computer Science and Advanced Network Management Laboratory
Filippo Menczer, Indiana University and Institute for Scientific Interchange, Torino, Italy
Departments of Informatics and Computer Science
Published
2008-06-25
How to Cite
Meiss, M., & Menczer, F. (2008). Visual comparison of search results: A censorship case study. First Monday, 13(7). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v13i7.2019