Addressing co-text loss with multiple visualizations for chat messages

Torsten Holmer, Stephan Lukosch, Verena Kunz

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In this article we address the problem of co-text-loss in chat communication, identify requirements for a solution, discuss related work and present a new approach for addressing co-text loss in text-based chats. We report about first experiences with our solution and give an outlook on future work directions. The core idea of our solution MuViChat (multiple-visualization chat) is to support multiple visualizations of referenced chat transcripts in which users can choose their preferred view. By enabling the recording and replaying of chat discussions and an extensible modular architecture we are supporting evaluation and further integration of advanced visualization concepts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGroupware
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, Implementation, and Use - 14th International Workshop, CRIWG 2008, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Vieweg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540928308, 9783540928300
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event14th Collaboration Researchers' International Workshop on Groupware - Omaha, United States
Duration: 14 Sep 200818 Sep 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5411 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference14th Collaboration Researchers' International Workshop on Groupware
CountryUnited States


  • chat tool
  • multiple visualizations
  • threading
  • chat log
  • Multiple visualizations
  • Chat transcript
  • Chat tool
  • Threading

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