A. St. Clair, M. Fong, N. Diakopoulos, I. Essa. (2007) “NARC: The News Article Revision Comparator.” In Proceedings addendum of User Interface Software Technology (UIST). Newport, Rhode Island, October 2007 [Abstract] [Poster]
Currency of information in news consumption is an important facet of information quality which involves both the journalist providing updated information and the consumer being aware of updates and changes to the news stream. We are addressing information quality and currency in online news articles from the viewpoint of news consumption with the intent of reducing the consumption effort involved in getting the most up-to-date information on a breaking news story. The goal of this research is thus to develop a web-based user interface which (1) allows users to easily and quickly see updates to news articles online and (2) blends into existing consumption patterns by integrating into news websites. We have built NARC to address these issues by providing an integrated interface which allows users to quickly perceive changes to news
articles using an inline text visualization.