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The role of search interface features during information seeking

Diriye, A; Blandford, A; Tombros, A; Vakkari, P; (2013) The role of search interface features during information seeking. In: Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. (pp. 235 -240). Springer Berlin Heidelberg: Germany. Green open access

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Abstract

In this paper, we examine the role search interface features play in information seeking across different categories and complexities of search tasks. We present a system called Search Buddy that provides features to enable exploration, filtering and browsing of information. Differing categories and complexities of search tasks were studied through qualitative and quantitative methods. We find specific user patterns in the frequency, points and context of search interface usage. This study highlight the potential value of contextualizing interface features to the type of task and stage of information seeking. © 2013 Springer-Verlag.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:The role of search interface features during information seeking
Event:International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2013, Valletta, Malta, September 22-26, 2013. Proceedings
ISBN-13:978-3-642-40500-6
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-40501-3_23
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40501-3_23
Language:English
Additional information:© 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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