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How do users grow up along with search engines?

Jian Liu, Yiqun Liu, Min Zhang, Shaoping Ma
2013 Proceedings of the 22nd ACM international conference on Conference on information & knowledge management - CIKM '13  
With a stronger reliance on search engines in our daily life, a large number of studies have investigated user behavior characteristics in Web search.  ...  The findings have implications for how Web search engines should better support users' information seeking process by tackling complex search tasks and complicated query formulations.  ...  to a Web page. (3) Long-term users do have the custom of issuing question-like queries, and compared with ordinary users, much more percentage of them is likely to use question-like queries to express  ... 
doi:10.1145/2505515.2505650 dblp:conf/cikm/LiuLZM13 fatcat:ubkavtwihne3zpu5vwijwesnl4

A comparative study of web based and IR based question answering systems

Rosy Madaan, Sharma A.K, Ashutosh Dixit, Deepti Kapri, Renu Mudgal
2012 International Journal of Advances in Computing and Information Technology  
Comparative Study of Web based & IR based QA System A comparative study of Web based and IR based QA system is given in table 4.1.  ...  Section 2 describes Web Based QA system, Section 3 discusses IR based QA system and Section 4 gives a comparative study of these QA systems.  ... 
doi:10.6088/ijacit.12.10024 fatcat:vuapgnfov5es3fsu2bwl4n6zlu

Comparing the diversity of information by word-of-mouth vs. web spread

Alon Sela, Louis Shekhtman, Shlomo Havlin, Irad Ben-Gal
2016 Europhysics letters  
(WEB).  ...  The simulative results are further supported by an online experiment which finds that people searching information through a search engine end up with far more homogenous opinions as compared to those  ...  The experimental results strongly support the model simulation since all three questions included a lower variability of information while using the WEB as compared to the WOM.  ... 
doi:10.1209/0295-5075/114/58003 fatcat:rs67xcfxqnbo5npx4nwmq7txue

Answering Comparative Questions with Arguments

Alexander Bondarenko, Alexander Panchenko, Meriem Beloucif, Chris Biemann, Matthias Hagen
2020 Datenbank-Spektrum  
Interestingly, major search engines answer some comparative questions pretty well while for others, they just show the "standard" ten blue links.  ...  Since nowadays more and more people also "talk" to their devices, such comparative questions are also part of the query stream that major search engines receive.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by the DFG through the project "ACQuA: Answering Comparative Questions with Arguments" (grants BI 1544/7-1 and HA 5851/2-1) as part of the priority program "RATIO  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13222-020-00346-8 fatcat:gitjxuqydvfn5aotthvk34gv7y

SIGIR 2016 Workshop WebQA II

Alessandro Moschitti, Lluiís Márquez, Preslav Nakov, Eugene Agichtein, Charles Clarke, Idan Szpektor
2016 Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval - SIGIR '16  
QA compared to traditional web search.  ...  Other questions submitted on the Web can be short and ambiguous (such as Web queries to a search engine).  ... 
doi:10.1145/2911451.2917767 dblp:conf/sigir/MoschittiMNACS16 fatcat:ycda2zqazfei7kmsr7pokgcxl4

Exploring the Web and Semantic Knowledge-Driven Automatic Question Answering System

S Jayalakshmi, Ananthi Sheshaayee
2018 International Journal of Engineering & Technology  
The web and Semantic Knowledge Driven Question Answering System (QAS) used to determine the candidate answer for the posted query in the NLP tools.  ...  The growth of information retrieval from the web sources are increased day by day, proving an effective and efficient way to the user for retrieving relevant documents from the web is an art.  ...  Introduction The searching of information on the web is increased day by day as the growth of web searching is rapid the demand of information retrieval with efficient and effective and easiest way is  ... 
doi:10.14419/ijet.v7i3.6.16007 fatcat:5g5nat6vpbgg3m3qb7ku4q3mam

Detecting Intent of Web Queries Using Questions and Answers in CQA Corpus

Soungwoong Yoon, Adam Jatowt, Katsumi Tanaka
2011 2011 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology  
Detecting intent in Web search activity is important task for finding relevant Web information.  ...  Showing the variety of candidate intents behind a query could help users choose correct intent expressions and improve the Web search.  ...  When compared to keyword-based searching, the intents behind the questions in CQA corpus are clearer.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wi-iat.2011.41 dblp:conf/webi/YoonJT11 fatcat:ylpisazzgnhxfdm44dwuyypofm

A study of medical and health queries to web search engines

Amanda Spink, Yin Yang, Jim Jansen, Pirrko Nykanen, Daniel P. Lorence, Seda Ozmutlu, H. Cenk Ozmutlu
2004 Health Information and Libraries Journal  
We report results: (i) comparing samples of 10 000 web queries taken randomly from 1.2 million query logs from the Allthe-Web.com and Excite.com commercial web search engines in 2001 for medical or health  ...  queries, (ii) comparing the 2001 findings from Excite and Allthe-Web.com users with results from a previous analysis of medical and health related queries from the Excite Web search engine for 1997 and  ...  As stated previously, Pew 15 does not compare health searching with other topics. Our findings also suggest an on-going shift in web users' search topics.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2004.00481.x pmid:15023208 fatcat:xihzxupezveavkejt76o4or32e

"Do Users Do What They Think They Do?"– A Comparative Study of User Perceived and Actual Information Searching Behaviour in the National Electronic Library of Infection [chapter]

Anjana Roy, Patty Kostkova, Mike Catchpole, Ewart Carson
2010 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
logs), although some important differences were identified; (iii) both browsing and searching were equally used to answer specific questions and (iv) the preferred route for browsing for data on the NeLI  ...  We use this national portal, as test-bed for investigating our research questions.  ...  For each user we compared their opinion on whether (a) they had found the answer to their question and (b) how in their view they navigated the site to get the answers and compared that to the web log  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-11745-9_15 fatcat:kk6kcktmkrg73ltkzl7y7zsbka

Readability and Understandability of Snippets Recommended by General-purpose Web Search Engines: a Comparative Study [article]

Carlos Eduardo C. Dantas, Marcelo A. Maia
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Developers often search for reusable code snippets on general-purpose web search engines like Google, Yahoo! or Microsoft Bing.  ...  The better-ranked code snippet is not necessarily more readable or understandable than a lower-ranked code snippet for all general-purpose web search engines.  ...  The general-purpose web search engines could be compared to specific code search engines, e.g., StackOverflow.  ... 
arXiv:2110.07087v1 fatcat:frrzb3tj3zcoxcs746tj2g6dya

Information search in the laboratory and on the Web: With or without an experimenter

Michael Schulte-Mecklenbeck, Oswald Huber
2003 Behavoir research methods, instruments & computers  
Both studies yielded comparable results between the laboratory and the Web groups.  ...  To recapitulate, our experiments reveal that there is no simple answer to the question of whether or not a Web study is acceptable for information search tasks.  ... 
doi:10.3758/bf03202545 pmid:12834077 fatcat:nbemriak7vcbvord6whclcsdc4

Analysis of User Behavior for Web Search Success Using Eye Tracker Data

David F. Nettleton, Cristina Gonzalez-Caro
2012 2012 Eighth Latin American Web Congress  
We have conducted an Eye-Tracking study to analyze user behavior when searching the web and looking for specific information on results and content pages.  ...  The goal is to obtain more precise information about the search strategy of the user. Which characteristics make the difference between successful and unsuccessful searches?  ...  Query Questions We designed three questions for the web search experiment. The idea was to create general questions in a non specialized topic.  ... 
doi:10.1109/la-web.2012.18 dblp:conf/la-web/NettletonG12 fatcat:emslf4mufbbthblubscqvrc274

Characteristics of question format web queries: an exploratory study

Amanda Spink, H.Cenk Ozmultu
2002 Information Processing & Management  
ABSTRACT Web queries in question format are becoming a common element of a user's interaction with Web search engines.  ...  Web search services such as Ask Jeeves  a publicly accessible question and answer (Q&A) search engine  request users to enter question format queries.  ...  Using data from the Ask Jeeves and Excite Web search engines we can compare the structure of any queries in the form of questions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0306-4573(01)00042-5 fatcat:wyjb4jzq5jc6jdmdpyj5jsesvq

Bringing Why-QA to Web Search [chapter]

Suzan Verberne, Lou Boves, Wessel Kraaij
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We investigated to what extent users could be satisfied by a web search engine for answering causal questions. We used an assessment environment in which a web search interface was simulated.  ...  If we count an intended click on a result as a vote for relevance, then 74.4% of the why-questions gets at least one relevant answer in the top-10. 10% of why-queries asked to web search engines are not  ...  The implementation of such a service is only possible if the answers to why-questions can be found by web search engines.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20161-5_48 fatcat:xvtcse3vqzdgvbkl5q5iuyxnpe

Questions vs. Queries in Informational Search Tasks

Ryen W. White, Matthew Richardson, Wen-tau Yih
2015 Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '15 Companion  
Recent studies have found that Web search engines are observing an increase in the fraction of queries phrased as natural language.  ...  In this work, we show that while 10.3% of queries issued to a search engine have direct question intent, only 3.2% of them are formulated as natural language questions.  ...  Question-answering has also been compared against information retrieval (IR) methods [6] , but using specialized question answering systems and not generic Web search engines as we study here.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2740908.2742769 dblp:conf/www/WhiteRY15 fatcat:h4oahjdzpfg7xn6unkjyofl4mq
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