A tool for browsing scientific literature in the CiteSeer database, by exploring links between related articles.



Enter an article ID into the box below, then press Go!


The default entry above will launch Citeseer Browser, containing 'Graph Visualization and Navigation in Information Visualization' (http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/herman00graph.html) in the central node, with links to the first related articles in the surrounding nodes (switch 'show first' to 'all' to be able to see the rest).

To change the starting point, search CiteSeer, then extract the article ID from the URL. For example, to start with this paper (http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/hiebeler94swarm.html) you should enter hiebeler94swarm in the box above.

Double-clicking on one of the surrounding nodes will expand the graph to include further related styles.

Clicking on the 'inf' icon above each node will display a hint window containing a link to the full database entry.

NOTE: At the moment this data is generated by scraping the html pages provided by citeseer.ist.psu.edu.




The TouchGraph applet works well using all common browsers for Windows. Safari is recommended for Mac OS X.

Requires Java 1.3+, which will be automatically downloaded and installed if necessary. To install JRE 1.4 manually, go here.

The applet is not currently working on Classic Mac OS, due to the lack of Java 1.3.

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Starting Points



Alex Shapiro/ TouchGraph LLC: Java coding for TG_RSL_Browser applet.

NEC Research Institute: CiteSeer data.

Alf Eaton: TouchGraph output for feeding the CiteSeer Browser.

See also