Title: Design and Evaluation of Incremental Data Structures and Algorithms for Dynamic Query Interfaces

Authors: Egemen Tanin, Richard Beigel, and Ben Shneiderman

Abstract: Dynamic query interfaces (DQIs) are a recently developed database access mechanism that provides continuous real-time feedback to the user during query formulation. Previous work shows that DQIs are an elegant and powerful interface to small databases. Unfortunately, when applied to large databases, previous DQI algorithms slow to a crawl. We present a new incremental approach to DQI algorithms that works well with large databases, both in theory and in practice.

Keywords: Data Structure, Algorithm, Database, User Interface, Information Visualization, Direct Manipulation, and Dynamic Query.

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