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Graphical Web directory for Web search

Lingfeng Ma, Gavriel Salvendy
2003 Behavior and Information Technology  
The feature graphical Web directory for supporting information processing and decision making in Web directory browsing in Web search is proposed to improve users' performance and satisfaction.  ...  The results of the experiment indicated that (a) the enhancement of this feature improved users' initial and overall search performance by 32.6 and 43.4%, respectively, (b) the enhancement of this feature  ...  When users search the Web, the overwhelming information on the Web places a huge workload on them.  ... 
doi:10.1080/0144929031000092222 fatcat:5fnkqpyl25hljgt2x2j732f5mu

The Semantic Web [chapter]

Christopher Walton
2006 Agency and the Semantic Web  
To appreciate the challenges of computer-based consumption of Web-based information, we consider the following scenario. Suppose we are searching the Web for information on a specific ailment.  ...  As a result, a great deal of the potential of the Web has yet to be realized. This book explores the challenges of automatic computer-based processing of information on the Web.  ...  At present, the Web relies entirely on the human user to supplement the information with knowledge to make use of the information.  ... 
doi:10.1093/oso/9780199292486.003.0007 fatcat:zn63bbnyjfdx5obo2aoihcdnfy

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 of the study provide insight into the area's most needing support in order to provide guidance for the building of new tools to support users in these tasks.  ...  Amin (2009) identified different characteristics in web information gathering tasks. Information gathering was shown to be a more complex task than keyword search tasks.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2012.136 dblp:conf/hicss/AlhenshiriWSD12 fatcat:hohs7osqqrcfxemtq2gc26a7ci

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 would like to thank the members of the WIFL and EDGE research labs. We are also grateful to the 21 participants who took part in the field study.  ... 
doi:10.1002/meet.14504301121 fatcat:t7clrxl4crhx5cfraoud6jh62e

Consumer web search behaviour: diagrammatic illustration of wayfinding on the web

CHRIS HODKINSON, GEOFFREY KIEL, JANET R. MCCOLL-KENNEDY
2000 International Journal of Human-Computer Studies  
The WWW is obviously a service and hence e!ective WWW use depends in part on the development of the user's own search skills.  ...  Thus, the investigation of the use of the diagrams for WWW user training may also be a fruitful area of research, with the outcome being of bene"t to both consumers and WWW site proprietors generally.  ...  of information search on the web.  ... 
doi:10.1006/ijhc.1999.0357 fatcat:cjf3mlyto5bcjmgu3vlwplgxxu

Usability Evaluation for Museum Web Sites

Daniel Cunliffe, Efmorphia Kritou, Douglas Tudhope
2001 Museum Management and Curatorship  
Evaluation is essential for determining whether a Web site is meeting the needs of its users and should be part of an ongoing process, from initial conception to long-term maintenance and development.  ...  For many smaller museums the cost of developing and maintaining a Web site is difficult to justify, particularly where the economic benefit to the museum is hard to demonstrate.  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks are due to both Stephen Alsford, Webmaster at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and the National Museum of Science and Industry (NMSI) for providing access to internal reports  ... 
doi:10.1080/09647770100201903 fatcat:dmweqorl5nbrbob7ojd4u2jxyi

Usability evaluation for museum web sites

D Cunliffe
2001 International Journal of Museum Management and Curatorship  
Evaluation is essential for determining whether a Web site is meeting the needs of its users and should be part of an ongoing process, from initial conception to long-term maintenance and development.  ...  For many smaller museums the cost of developing and maintaining a Web site is difficult to justify, particularly where the economic benefit to the museum is hard to demonstrate.  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks are due to both Stephen Alsford, Webmaster at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and the National Museum of Science and Industry (NMSI) for providing access to internal reports  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0260-4779(01)00017-6 fatcat:m2flim3vhfehfhwzcckfpdueam

How users assess Web pages for information seeking

Anastasios Tombros, Ian Ruthven, Joemon M. Jose
2005 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
task performed and the stage of the search.  ...  We investigated the relative utility of features identified by participants (web page content, structure and quality), and how the importance of these features is affected by the type of information-seeking  ...  The authors also wish to thank the searchers who participated in the study. This research is funded by the EPSRC (U.K.) research grant GR/R74642/01.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.20106 fatcat:hkf2re6igfb4bbgujbn5dthwyy

Remote Usability Evaluation of Mobile Web Applications [chapter]

Paolo Burzacca, Fabio Paternò
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we discuss some specific aspects that need to be considered in remote usability of mobile Web applications, and introduce a novel environment that aims to address such issues.  ...  Recent proliferation of mobile devices has made it important to provide automatic support for usability evaluation when people interact with mobile applications.  ...  A different approach consists in gathering information on actual user behaviour and helping evaluators in analysing it in order to identify possible usability problems.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39232-0_27 fatcat:zs3ea6og3ndxbfqro4nwvqy5q4

Improving web search on small screen devices

Matt Jones, George Buchanan, Harold Thimbleby
2003 Interacting with computers  
-are increasingly being used to access the web. Search engines are the most used web services and are an important factor of user support.  ...  An experiment was carried out to compare users' abilities to complete search tasks using a mobile phone-sized, handheld computer-sized and conventional, desktop interface to the full Googlee index.  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks to Craig Nevill-Manning of the Research Group at Google Inc., who provided technical information and advice about the WAP and PDA search index and preprocessing.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0953-5438(03)00036-5 fatcat:zpvhjcdgyjgf3lqsgobylt4exe

Personalisation of Web Search [chapter]

Kevin Keenoy, Mark Levene
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This chapter describes the many techniques that have been applied to adapt the web search process to the individual user.  ...  is stored (client-side or server-side), the algorithm used to incorporate the information about the user into the search and how information is presented to the user (mobile devices present some unique  ...  The system is initially trained using manually annotated logs of session histories to identify information content (IC) pages -pages that contain information relevant to the user -based on browsing behaviour  ... 
doi:10.1007/11577935_11 fatcat:t7l2gazto5fideza5zltjq5rlq

A Survey of Web Mining and Various Web Mining Techniques

Ashish Panchal
2019 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
The search engine are depends on the ranking technology instead of the other vector based approaches. This paper will focuses on different web mining techniques and the various algorithm used in it.  ...  Mining is essence of valuable information from the huge set of raw information. Mining techniques in data mining is known as web mining.  ...  The information selection is type of conversion process of initial data.We suggest decomposition web mining in to the sub task. A. Resources Identify Task of fetching intended web document. B.  ... 
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2019.9130 fatcat:2iphkpuogvf5fj4dh7soijioee

Stigmergy in web 2.0

Aiden Dipple, Kerry Raymond, Michael Docherty
2012 Proceedings of the 3rd Annual ACM Web Science Conference on - WebSci '12  
Some of these models attempt to show how the volume of users provides a selforganising and self-contextualisation of content.  ...  Understanding what site traits contribute to this success drives research into Web sites mechanics using models to describe the associated social networking behaviour.  ...  If web site functionality and the information available to users are controlled by the web site design then we would expect to see stigmergy being a significantly more useful model for analysing user behaviour  ... 
doi:10.1145/2380718.2380731 dblp:conf/websci/DippleRD12 fatcat:nzauhsv4bzdofkyvt22awrsmmq

Multitasking, cognitive coordination and cognitive shifts during web searching

Jia Tina Du
2011 SIGIR Forum  
Users' Web searching behaviour was a process of multiple tasks switching, that is, from searching on one information problem to searching another.  ...  users' emotional control on the search behaviour varied depending on search tasks.  ...  Appendix A Participation Information and Consent Form PSS 1, 80, 147, 165 2, 11, 19, 23, 28, 34, 64, 68, 94, 98, 103, 124, 132 2, 15, 28, 45, 53 IT to GS CRF 9, 28, 75, 95, 101, 118, 12 1, 124,  ... 
doi:10.1145/1988852.1988869 fatcat:h2py4yu42naujlpzxzq23hagbu

World Wide Web navigation aid

MILENA HEAD, NORM ARCHER, YUFEI YUAN
2000 International Journal of Human-Computer Studies  
The Browser The Web Objective: Perform information retrieval tasks Objective: Facilitate information access Objective: Provide information sources Tasks: Identify, search, browse, organize, rediscover  ...  In this paper, a framework is proposed to identify and investigate key factors that determine the Web browser's ability to assist users in performing various information retrieval tasks.  ...  We would also like to thank the anonymous reviewers of this manuscript for their valuable comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1006/ijhc.2000.0392 fatcat:dzpzzwou7ncsvcz7ils6lxwsqq
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