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Investigating the querying and browsing behavior of advanced search engine users

Ryen W. White, Dan Morris
2007 Proceedings of the 30th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '07  
The results show that there are marked differences in the queries, result clicks, post-query browsing, and search success of users we classify as advanced (based on their use of query operators), relative  ...  In this paper we study the interaction logs of advanced search engine users (and those not so advanced) to better understand how these user groups search.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors are grateful to Susan Dumais for her thoughtful and constructive comments on a draft of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1277741.1277787 dblp:conf/sigir/WhiteM07 fatcat:k6sa5mc4ybgkpddjkvvelxjqee

Mobile information access

Karen Church, Barry Smyth, Paul Cotter, Keith Bradley
2007 ACM Transactions on the Web  
Consequently, it is important to understand the emerging information access behavior of mobile Internet (MI) users especially in relation to their use of mobile handsets for information browsing and query-based  ...  We consider a range of factors including whether there are key differences between browsing and search behavior on the MI compared to the Web.  ...  Query-Level Analysis So far we have compared search and browsing behavior on the mobile Web from a relatively high level of abstraction, focusing on sessions and users, search engines and devices.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1232722.1232726 fatcat:gj2m3twd5jf5jfp6zsocexjde4

Web search/browse log mining

Daxin Jiang, Jian Pei, Hang Li
2010 Proceedings of the 19th international conference on World wide web - WWW '10  
Huge amounts of search and browse log data has been accumulated in various search engines.  ...  Then, we focus on four popular areas of log mining applications, namely query understanding, document understanding, query-document matching, and user understanding.  ...  User Understanding by Log Mining (A) Analyzing variations in user behavior: varia- tion of search and browse behavior between different users and different queries, influence of user interface factors  ... 
doi:10.1145/1772690.1772925 dblp:conf/www/JiangPL10 fatcat:zqn5szoxafcjpkjq6bkvvjnlaa

Seeking Programming-related Information from Large Scaled Discussion Forums, Help or Harm?

Yihan Lu, Sharon I-Han Hsiao
2016 Educational Data Mining  
Advanced students consistently perform query refinements, examine search results and commit to read, however, novices do not.  ...  We design engines to collect students' information seeking processes, including query formulation, refinement, results examination, and reading processes.  ...  While advanced group shows more coherent searching, browsing and reading behaviors (each behavior is observed by single state), novices show duo searching and browsing behaviors.  ... 
dblp:conf/edm/LuH16 fatcat:7jfotommxjdafg3sjkej7re6ge

An Explanatory Study on User Behavior in Discovering Aggregated Multimedia Web Content

Abdur Rehman Khan, Umer Rashid, Naveed Ahmed
2022 IEEE Access  
This study investigates users' complex multimedia information-seeking behavior over state-of-the-art web search systems to unveil the user's informationseeking issues.  ...  This study uncovers several inadequacies of the search engines in meeting users' complex discovery needs, including 29.6% less user engagement, 43% system and searching dissatisfaction, and 32% less knowledge  ...  CODE & DATA AVAILABILITY The code [69] and data [70]  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2022.3177597 fatcat:y5nm4okkyrhpnka4uge2oxxi3m

Mining the search trails of surfing crowds

Mikhail Bilenko, Ryen W. White
2008 Proceeding of the 17th international conference on World Wide Web - WWW '08  
The paper proposes identifying relevant information sources from the history of combined searching and browsing behavior of many Web users.  ...  While it has been previously shown that user interactions with search engines can be employed to improve document ranking, browsing behavior that occurs beyond search result pages has been largely overlooked  ...  Section 3 describes the user behavior data and the pre-processing that yields search and browsing paths for users.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1367497.1367505 dblp:conf/www/BilenkoW08 fatcat:4oi3iayanjh2bnoya4cw3ewn3u

Beyond text querying and ranking list: How people are searching through faceted catalogs in two library environments

Xi Niu, Bradley M. Hemminger
2010 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
The goal is to investigate people's searching behavior with the faceted catalogs in an academic library and a public library.  ...  A better understanding of people's searching behavior can help system developers to develop more responsive systems to cater to different behaviors and different patrons.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank Jill Sexton and Ben Pennell, staff of UNC library, and Jesse Haro, webmaster of Phoenix Public Library for access to the transaction log data, as well as  ... 
doi:10.1002/meet.14504701294 fatcat:lcw7w3x22fexrkwchtkns6nn44

Using Transaction Logs to Better Understand User Search Session Patterns in an Image-based Digital Library
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Hye-Jung Han, Soohyung Joo, Dietmar Wolfram
2014 Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science  
The findings reveal iterative search behaviors centered on result views and evaluation and topical areas of focus for the search sessions.  ...  Server transaction logs containing complete click-through data from a digital library of primarily image-based documents were analyzed to better understand user search session behavior.  ...  In addition, the authors plan to extract users' queries to investigate how the query characteristics affect users' subsequent search activities. 1) What types of search actions do users engage in most  ... 
doi:10.14699/kbiblia.2014.25.1.019 fatcat:ol3ao7fmhzgh5mpvdwu6nljfgu

Web search and browsing behavior under poor connectivity

Jay Chen, Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, Kentaro Toyama
2009 Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI EA '09  
This study examined how users' web search and browsing behavior differs when the connection is slow, and whether users employ techniques to alleviate the problem.  ...  We examine the challenges faced by these users and find that existing web search and browsing infrastructure is simply incapable of providing a good experience.  ...  None of the users used any advanced search engine interface, though most were aware of its existence.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1520340.1520505 dblp:conf/chi/ChenST09 fatcat:lwq4j3nnurfkraknbbo5y5mf54

OPAC Queries at a Medium-Sized Academic Library

Heather L. Moulaison
2008 Library resources & technical services  
The results show that library users employed an average of one to three terms in a search, did not use Boolean operators, and made use of limits one-tenth of the time.  ...  Failed queries remained problematic, as a full one-third of searches resulted in zero hits. Implications and recommendations for improvements in the online public access catalog are discussed.  ...  All queries from the selected days were used to calculate the average number of queries per user, the average number of terms per query, the type of search or the index browsed, and whether errors using  ... 
doi:10.5860/lrts.52n4.230 fatcat:yqokzrqgqjbm5lstpysd4do4sy

Investigating variation in querying behavior for image searches on the web

Youngok Choi
2010 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
The study discussed implications and future areas to be investigated with contextual factors and pattern of query modification in understanding interactive information searching behavior for image search  ...  The study's findings showed that query iterations were significantly different with types of task goals, working stage, and search expertise.  ...  Investigating a user's querying and searching behavior in a naturalistic setting would reveal insight into the real interaction of users when performing image searches.  ... 
doi:10.1002/meet.14504701220 fatcat:khasgvgegncgfp2vok6btthftq

Searching on the Web (poster abstract)

Christoph Hoelscher, Gerhard Strube
1999 Proceedings of the 22nd annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '99  
A descriptive model of information seeking with search engines is derived and discussed. In a second study novice and experienced Web searchers are compared directly in a laboratory experiment.  ...  Two types of expertise are combined in a 2x2 design for this study: domain-specific background knowledge about the topic of a particular search task and media-specific Web expertise..  ...  Individual search queries were analysed as well, and compared to available data on user behavior: A quantitative analysis of a large sample of search requests from the EXCITE search engine is reported  ... 
doi:10.1145/312624.312737 dblp:conf/sigir/HoelscherS99 fatcat:dqoxzjrezfddllyzbs7rr7cbba

Analysis of Search and Browsing Behavior of Young Users on the Web

Sergio Duarte Torres, Ingmar Weber, Djoerd Hiemstra
2014 ACM Transactions on the Web  
In the second part of this work, we employed toolbar logs from a commercial search engine to characterize the browsing behavior of young users, particularly to understand the activities on the Internet  ...  In terms of browsing behavior, children were found to start their activities on the Internet with a search engine (instead of directly browsing content) more often than adults.  ...  The pointers to the New York Times articles inspired parts of this work [Richtel 2011; Richtel and Helft 2011] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/2555595 fatcat:ndifsjwmdfgwllwdoyohexmedm

Find it if you can

Mikhail Ageev, Qi Guo, Dmitry Lagun, Eugene Agichtein
2011 Proceedings of the 34th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information - SIGIR '11  
Together, our search success models, the data collection infrastructure, and the associated behavior analysis techniques, significantly advance the study of success in web search.  ...  Keywords User studies, query log analysis, web search success.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported by the National Science Foundation grant IIS-1018321, and by the Yahoo! Faculty Research Engagement Program.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2009916.2009965 dblp:conf/sigir/AgeevGLA11 fatcat:k46stqymujevlke6zzz54cprpq

Models of Searching and Browsing: Languages, Studies, and Application

Doug Downey, Susan T. Dumais, Eric Horvitz
2007 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence  
We review several analyses, including an exploration of the properties of users, queries, and search sessions that are most predictive of future behavior.  ...  We first introduce an expressive language for describing searching and browsing behavior, and use this language to characterize several prior studies of search behavior.  ...  We thank Eugene Agichtein, Andy Edmonds, Max Chickering, and Robert Ragno for providing helpful components and advice for processing and analyzing user activity logs.  ... 
dblp:conf/ijcai/DowneyDH07 fatcat:zu6f722p6raanju6lcrttl6eta
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