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An analysis of queries intended to search information for children

Sergio Duarte Torres, Djoerd Hiemstra, Pavel Serdyukov
2010 Proceeding of the third symposium on Information interaction in context - IIiX '10  
In this paper, we analyze queries and groups of queries intended to find information that is suitable for children by using a large-scale query log.  ...  (ii) To enhance the query log by including annotations of queries, sessions and actions. The paper presents plans to use this resource for further research on information retrieval for children.  ...  to study the search behavior of users retrieving information for children.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1840784.1840819 dblp:conf/iiix/TorresHS10 fatcat:ix7um5ubjngnrc3fgegme24x5u

Query log analysis in the context of information retrieval for children

Sergio Duarte Torres, Djoerd Hiemstra, Pavel Serdyukov
2010 Proceeding of the 33rd international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '10  
We found statistically significant differences between the set of general purpose and queries seeking for content intended for children.  ...  In this paper we analyze queries and sessions intended to satisfy children's information needs using a large-scale query log.  ...  Query length analysis Query length is an indicator of the complexity of the query and the difficulty of the user to express information needs using keywords.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1835449.1835646 dblp:conf/sigir/TorresHS10 fatcat:7zgexkadgrcpfkd7pyrnvammlq

"Is Sven Seven?"

Nevena Dragovic, Ion Madrazo Azpiazu, Maria Soledad Pera
2016 Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval - SIGIR '16  
The reasons for this include children's limited vocabulary, which makes it challenging to articulate information needs using short queries, or their tendency to create queries that are too long, which  ...  Initial experiments conducted using a sample of children queries validate the correctness of the proposed search intent module.  ...  Its goal is to transform an initial children query Q into Q , a query that captures the intended meaning of Q.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2911451.2914738 dblp:conf/sigir/DragovicAP16 fatcat:f7hm456yzrg5vdnkcongoprqpa

Query Formulation Assistance for Kids

Jerry Alan Fails, Maria Soledad Pera, Oghenemaro Anuyah, Casey Kennington, Katherine Landau Wright, William Bigirimana
2019 Proceedings of the Interaction Design and Children on ZZZ - IDC '19  
Because children have different developmental needs than adults, these tools may not always adequately support their search for information.  ...  This calls for the examination of existing technologies in this area, to better understand what remains to be done when it comes to facilitating query-formulation tasks for young users.  ...  that they intend to search for on web-based interfaces.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3311927.3323131 dblp:conf/acmidc/FailsPAKWB19 fatcat:7rjiuoapcbdqvbur4cojdj3w3e

Interactive Search Interfaces for Young Children - The PuppyIR Approach

Andreas Lingnau, Ian Ruthven, Monica Landoni, Frans van der Sluis
2010 2010 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies  
Most Information Retrieval (IR) systems are designed for adults and unsuitable for children. In this paper we present an approach to provide appropriate IR interfaces for children.  ...  However, children's ability to use the Internet is severely hampered by the lack of appropriate search tools.  ...  search for information but also understand and handle retrieved information in an appropriate way.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icalt.2010.111 dblp:conf/icalt/LingnauRLS10 fatcat:nr5n53uypngqzm4idmout5mily

Finding, Understanding and Learning: Making Information Discovery Tasks Useful for Children and Teachers

Ion Madrazo Azpiazu, Nevena Dragovic, Maria Soledad Pera
2016 Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval  
An initial assessment conducted on and well-known (children-oriented) search engines based on queries generated by K-9 students, showcases the need for this type of environment.  ... is an enhanced environment based on a popular search engine specifically designed to help students deal with search for learning tasks, and allow teachers to track their progress.  ...  [2] demonstrate, based on the results of an extensive query-log analysis, that readability is a valuable signal for relevance of retrieved resources, Jatowt et al.  ... 
dblp:conf/sigir/AzpiazuDP16 fatcat:gev3ucv3djc7fod4qzgm5qihcm

Recommendations to Enhance Children Web Searches

Shahrzad Karimi, Maria Soledad Pera
2015 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems  
We present the initial design and development of KidsQR, a query recommendation system tailored exclusively for children.  ...  KidsQR aids children in their quest for online information by considering children vocabulary, child-friendly phrases, and entities children are familiar with.  ...  Previous studies suggest that the relative performance of queries meant to retrieve information for children is poorer than the queries intending to retrieve content for nonchildren users [4] .  ... 
dblp:conf/recsys/KarimiP15 fatcat:sokd6mzvejhpzpia4pyqpvea5u

Page 56 of Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 11, Issue 1 [page]

2002 Journal of Science Education and Technology  
With the support of a visual query interface that includes scaffolding for Boolean concepts, children can use a hierarchical structure to perform searches and construct search queries that surpass their  ...  In addition, we intend to work with younger children (ages 6—7) to see whether or not the current prototype will sup- port their search abilities, and to see if and/or how their searching strategies may  ... 

Why I Still Teach Online Searching

Karen M. Drabenstott
2004 Journal of Education For Library and Information Science  
Acknowledgments Many thanks to my colleagues Sheila Intner, Ling-Hwey Jeng, Soo Young Rieh, and Victor Rosenberg for reviewing earlier versions of this article on very short notice.  ...  computer-based information source on the other end. 5 Course Content for Online Searching Facet Analysis for Querying Information Systems First and foremost, I teach students how to query information  ...  The Benefits of Controlled Vocabulary in Information Retrieval I instruct my students to consult the controlled vocabulary for the database that they intend to search at the same time they are performing  ... 
doi:10.2307/40323923 fatcat:xcvmavxc65bcxe3cfl7atyflwu

How Kids See Search: A Visual Analysis of Internet Search Engines

Nicholas Vanderschantz, Annika Hinze
2017 HCI 2017  
We use our observations to provide guidelines for the design and development of ISEs for children. web search, children, digital information behaviour, internet search engines, information search  ...  This paper analyses the visual structure of commonly-used internet search engines (ISEs) to explore how the interface and interaction design of ISEs may influence the search practices of children.  ...  Adding these phrases to a query is intended to result in websites whose language or structure are appropriate for children.  ... 
doi:10.14236/ewic/hci2017.84 dblp:conf/bcshci/VanderschantzH17a fatcat:wwl6gl4eyfgnljklfyhoourlwy

Children's search roles at home: Implications for designers, researchers, educators, and parents

Elizabeth Foss, Allison Druin, Robin Brewer, Phillip Lo, Luis Sanchez, Evan Golub, Hilary Hutchinson
2011 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
This paper presents the results of a large-scale, qualitative study conducted in the homes of children aged 7, 9, and 11 investigating Internet searching processes on Google.  ...  These roles and trends are used to make recommendations to designers, researchers, educators, and parents about the directions to take when considering how to best aid children to become search literate  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank all of the families who participated.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.21700 fatcat:3vcig4zmqvfwza2b56tydcilb4

Development of Dining Ontology by Using Semantic Based Information Retrieval in Cloud Platform

Lakshmi Palaniappan, G.V. UMA
2017 IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering  
That under goes semantic search by indexing latent semantic indexing method. correct match of the data found and from Dining ontology query concept, document concept based on the search Query determine  ...  Query given by the user may be keyword based or query based data.  ...  This semantically enhanced query searches for documents in the semantically indexed cluster of documents to retrieve the relevant information.  ... 
doi:10.9790/0661-1903033841 fatcat:6s7oyk3gvbgvzgzowb5qlic5wi

Sources of developmental change in the efficiency of information search

Azzurra Ruggeri, Tania Lombrozo, Thomas L. Griffiths, Fei Xu
2016 Developmental Psychology  
In two studies, we isolate potential sources of developmental change in how children (7-and 10-year-olds) and adults search for information.  ...  Instead, we reveal a previously undocumented source of developmental change: Children are significantly more likely than adults to continue their search for information beyond the point at which a single  ...  of information search.  ... 
doi:10.1037/dev0000240 pmid:27893251 fatcat:2zpguonxtjeq7locl3ewlb4dpy

Usefulness of web search queries for early detection of diseases in infants

Shuji Yamaguchi, Akinari Hinoki, Kota Tsubouchi, Hizuru Amano, Akira Tajima, Hiroo Uchida
2021 Nagoya journal of medical science  
Through future research, we intend to propose a method that uses web search queries for early detection of these diseases by providing appropriate and timely information to support the guardians of patients  ...  This study evaluates the usefulness of web searches in predicting diseases in order to encourage guardians to consult a doctor promptly if their children are ill.  ...  queries of their guardians for similar information.  ... 
doi:10.18999/nagjms.83.1.107 pmid:33727742 pmcid:PMC7938097 fatcat:vmjeljrugzem7jnzktt7e5cdce

CASTing a Net: Supporting Teachers with Search Technology [article]

Garrett Allen, Katherine Landau Wright, Jerry Alan Fails, Casey Kennington, Maria Soledad Pera
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Past and current research has typically focused on ensuring that search technology for the classroom serves children.  ...  In this paper, we argue for the need to broaden the research focus to include teachers and how search technology can aid them.  ...  While children interact with CAST, data related to what the children search for, what queries they use, and how they formulate those queries is recorded 3 .  ... 
arXiv:2105.03456v1 fatcat:qu5wojofbjhidh6yxhm7eyg7vm
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