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A field study characterizing Web-based information-seeking tasks

Melanie Kellar, Carolyn Watters, Michael Shepherd
2007 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
We also report on differences in how participants interacted with their Web browser across the range of information seeking tasks.  ...  Little research has been conducted to study how users navigate and interact with their Web browser across different information seeking tasks.  ...  We would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their insightful and helpful comments, members of the EDGE and WIFL research labs, and all study participants for their time and effort.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.20590 fatcat:grmfia6amrhldip54w5vbetjv4

A Goal-based Classification of Web Information Tasks

Melanie Kellar, Carolyn Watters, Michael Shepherd
2007 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
While researchers have been studying user activity on the Web since its inception, there remains a lack of understanding of the high level tasks in which users engage on the Web.  ...  on the Web.  ...  We are also grateful to the 21 participants who took part in the field study.  ... 
doi:10.1002/meet.14504301121 fatcat:t7clrxl4crhx5cfraoud6jh62e

Multitasking during Web search sessions

Amanda Spink, Minsoo Park, Bernard J. Jansen, Jan Pedersen
2006 Information Processing & Management  
A userÕs single session with a Web search engine or information retrieval (IR) system may consist of seeking information on single or multiple topics, and switch between tasks or multitasking information  ...  We examine the degree of multitasking search and information task switching during these two sets of AltaVista Web search sessions.  ...  The queries were recorded in a transaction log and represent a portion of the searches executed on the Web search engine on this particular date.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2004.10.004 fatcat:qb4ka3jp3rdx3ernbvw5bq32ke

A longitudinal study of World Wide Web users' information-searching behavior

Vivian Cothey
2002 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
The study used a longitudinal transaction log analysis of the URLs accessed during 5431 user-days of Web information searching to detect changes in information searching behavior associated with increased  ...  showed that, contrary to expectations, the users adopted a more passive or browsing approach to Web information searching and became more eclectic in their selection of Web hosts as they gained experience  ...  Acknowledgements The author wishes to acknowledge the financial support of the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the technical co-operation and support of Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.10011 fatcat:fsd3w7xd6jfw5dchvnghefoxdu

Multitasking Web search on Alta Vista

A. Spink, Minsoo Park, B.J. Jansen, J. Pedersen
2004 International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, 2004. Proceedings. ITCC 2004.  
A user's single session with a Web search engine may consist of seeking information on single or multiple topics. Most Web search sessions consist of two queries of two words.  ...  The implications of our findings for Web design and further research are discussed.  ...  Rubinstein, Meyer and Evans [3] found that multitasking between different types of tasks can reduce productivity.  ... 
doi:10.1109/itcc.2004.1286471 dblp:conf/itcc/SpinkPJP04 fatcat:vwicxtpr55alrmrxwla6djmdhi

Personalization of Web Services: A Study on the Fit Between Web Tasks and Person

Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Keng Siau, Min Ling
2005 Americas Conference on Information Systems  
In this research, we use the cognitive fit theory to examine the fit between personalization mechanisms and Web tasks.  ...  In most cases, personalization techniques and mechanisms are used for tailoring information services to user needs.  ...  mind. ' Browsing' differs from both ' Finding' and ' Information Gathering' in that it is not goal-driven or there is no clear goal. • Transacting: Using the Web to execute a transaction to secure some  ... 
dblp:conf/amcis/NahSL05 fatcat:pdbenrafzzealcgl446435qfza

User Task is Important: Towards User Task Oriented Design and Development

Masao TAKAKU
2019 Joho Chishiki Gakkaishi  
[12] Terai, Hitoshi; Saito, Hitomi; Egusa, Yuka; Takaku, Masao; Miwa, Makiko; Kando, Noriko: "Differences Between Informational and Transac- tional Tasks in Information Seeking on the Web", Proceedings  ...  [9] Kellar, Melanie; Watters, Carolyn; Shep- herd, Michael: "A field study characterizing Web-based information-seeking tasks", Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  ... 
doi:10.2964/jsik_2019_015 fatcat:3dd4q53dgfepbfyqimsonpp3ie

How people use the web on mobile devices

Yanqing Cui, Virpi Roto
2008 Proceeding of the 17th international conference on World Wide Web - WWW '08  
The framework contains three user activity categories identical to previous stationary Web studies: information seeking, communication, and transaction, and a new category: personal space extension.  ...  We report four key contextual factors in using the Web on mobile devices and propose mobile Web activity taxonomy.  ...  We look forward to seeing further studies on mobile Web activity taxonomy in the future. It is also of interest to examine not only the Web, but all Internet-related activities on mobile devices.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1367497.1367619 dblp:conf/www/CuiR08 fatcat:kruqraw5ajd4ngnskmbaziwxbm

Building Support for Web Information Gathering Tasks

Anwar Alhenshiri, Carolyn Watters, Michael Shepherd, Jack Duffy
2012 2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
Web information gathering includes tasks in which users attempt to locate, organize, and use information from different sources on the web to satisfy an information need, often over multiple sessions.  ...  The results indicate that tools are needed to bring information into a final report, facilitate editing, and to support re-finding information in its original context over multiple sessions. 45th Hawaii  ...  Several other frameworks have been suggested to understand and model the different activities users perform on the web while seeking information.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2012.136 dblp:conf/hicss/AlhenshiriWSD12 fatcat:hohs7osqqrcfxemtq2gc26a7ci

Introduction to the special topic section on mining Web resources for enhancing information retrieval

Wai Lam, Christopher C. Yang, Filippo Menczer
2007 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
Traditionally, the information displayed on Web sites has been static. Recently, there are many Web sites offering content that is dynamically generated and frequently updated.  ...  It is also common for Web sites to contain information in different languages since many countries adopt more than one language.  ...  There are seven articles in this special topic section. They are related to a variety of information seeking or retrieval tasks by exploiting different kinds of Web resources.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.20626 fatcat:hnnx7uowarampmyo7kjllnpysy

Describing and predicting information-seeking behavior on the Web

Jeonghyun Kim
2009 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
The purpose of the study is to characterize kinds of tasks and to examine how different kinds of task give rise to different kinds of information-seeking behavior on the Web.  ...  This study focuses on the task as a fundamental factor in the context of information seeking.  ...  Acknowledgements This research is based on the author's doctoral dissertation. The author wishes to thank her advisor Dr. Nicholas J.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.21035 fatcat:lvwhsfirvffcvbttl6mmoitmee

Information seeking: an overview of web tracking and the criteria for tracking software

Ina Fourie, Theo Bothma
2007 ASLIB Proceedings  
Practical implications -The criteria can be used by researchers working on web usage and web information seeking behaviour to select suitable tracking software.  ...  Design/methodology/approach -An overview of the literature, including clarification of key concepts, a brief overview of studies of web information seeking behaviour based on web tracking, identification  ...  Lazonder et al. (2000) studied the differences between novice and experienced users in searching information on the web.  ... 
doi:10.1108/00012530710752052 fatcat:w4spmct24vhetnjkcj4hx7zemy

Factors affecting assigned information problem ordering during Web search: An exploratory study

Amanda Spink, Minsoo Park, Sherry Koshman
2006 Information Processing & Management  
ease of finding information, level of importance and seeking information on information problems in order from general to specific.  ...  Multitasking is the human ability to handle the demands of multiple tasks. Multitasking behavior involves the ordering of multiple tasks and switching between tasks.  ...  People often switch between different types of tasks such as talking on the telephone, computing tasks or reading tasks and information tasks.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2006.01.007 fatcat:qqranyqphfcybpj3hinnlmripi

A Framework for Effective User Interface Design for Web-Based Electronic Commerce Applications

Justyna Burns, Gregory R. Madey
2001 Informing Science  
Based on a limited amount of research studying web browser interface design, the framework identifies areas of research needed and outlines possible relationships between consumer characteristics, interface  ...  However, interface design for web-based information systems is probably more an art than a science at this point in time.  ...  This section begins by discussing the similarities and differences between decision support systems and web-based information systems.  ... 
doi:10.28945/560 fatcat:n5twg4mmfrbfznbjzezsozdefi

Semantic Web End-User Tasks

Roberto García
2021 International Semantic Intelligence Conference  
The proposed set of end-user Semantic Web tasks is Search, Browse, Annotate, Mashup, Map, Share, Communicate and Transact.  ...  They are used in order to study an existing Semantic Web platform and an application based on it. This allows putting the tasks into practice and relates them to some interaction patterns.  ...  In their web information task classification, they identify a set of user tasks that are classified in three information goals: information seeking (Fact Finding, Info Gathering and Browsing), information  ... 
dblp:conf/isic2/Garcia21 fatcat:daf4e2mmmfap5jpq6cdahiv2fy
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