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A spatial user interface to the astronomical literature

Abstract : We recall the properties of the Kohonen self-organizing feature map (SOM or SOFM), and explain how such maps can be used for information retrieval. We present an application to a bibliographic database. Our neural net can contain more than one level when necessary, which allows users to modify its spatial configuration. It is available for interactive use on the World-Wide Web ( The interface that we have designed for browsing in the documentary database will be explained in detail.
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Soizick Lesteven, F. Murtagh, P. Poinçot. A spatial user interface to the astronomical literature. Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, EDP Sciences, 1998, 130 (1), pp.183-191. ⟨10.1051/aas:1998220⟩. ⟨insu-02889427⟩



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