The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Evaluating Advanced Search Interfaces using Established Information-Seeking Models

Evaluating Advanced Search Interfaces using Established Information-Seeking Models
Evaluating Advanced Search Interfaces using Established Information-Seeking Models
When users have poorly defined or complex goals, keyword searching may not provide sufficient support. Subsequently, more advanced systems are being developed to support richer modes of search. This paper presents a formative framework for evaluating advancing search systems, which are providing more versatile environments that become increasingly hard to compare. This is done by quantifying their strengths and weaknesses in supporting user tactics and varying user conditions. This framework combines established models of users, user needs, and user behaviours to achieve this. The framework is applied to evaluate three advanced search interfaces and shows promising results.
Search, Browse, Exploratory, Advanced, Evaluation, Com- parison, HCI, Faceted
s.n.
Wilson, Max L.
b34ab988-f78f-47bd-bf34-1a36be06b488
schraefel, m.c.
ac304659-1692-47f6-b892-15113b8c929f
White, Ryen
8512dd97-3fe9-40e2-ad6f-1675a43f45de
Wilson, Max L.
b34ab988-f78f-47bd-bf34-1a36be06b488
schraefel, m.c.
ac304659-1692-47f6-b892-15113b8c929f
White, Ryen
8512dd97-3fe9-40e2-ad6f-1675a43f45de

Wilson, Max L., schraefel, m.c. and White, Ryen (2007) Evaluating Advanced Search Interfaces using Established Information-Seeking Models s.n.

Record type: Monograph (Project Report)

Abstract

When users have poorly defined or complex goals, keyword searching may not provide sufficient support. Subsequently, more advanced systems are being developed to support richer modes of search. This paper presents a formative framework for evaluating advancing search systems, which are providing more versatile environments that become increasingly hard to compare. This is done by quantifying their strengths and weaknesses in supporting user tactics and varying user conditions. This framework combines established models of users, user needs, and user behaviours to achieve this. The framework is applied to evaluate three advanced search interfaces and shows promising results.

PDF sigir.pdf - Other
Download (577kB)

More information

Published date: 2007
Additional Information: Event Dates: 23-27 July 2007
Keywords: Search, Browse, Exploratory, Advanced, Evaluation, Com- parison, HCI, Faceted
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 263737
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263737
PURE UUID: e299fa04-7791-4063-a971-b290fdc9ce6e

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 23 Mar 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:42

Export record

Contributors

Author: Max L. Wilson
Author: m.c. schraefel
Author: Ryen White

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×