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Supporting exploratory people search

Shuguang Han, Daqing He, Jiepu Jiang, Zhen Yue
2013 Proceedings of the 22nd ACM international conference on Conference on information & knowledge management - CIKM '13  
This project represents a first attempt to add transparency to exploratory people search, and to give users full control over the search process.  ...  However, the diverse objectives and exploratory nature of those tasks make it difficult to develop a flexible method for people search that works for every task.  ...  The research questions in this study are:  Can an interactive people search system equipped with user control and factor transparency perform better in exploratory people search tasks than existing  ... 
doi:10.1145/2505515.2505684 dblp:conf/cikm/HanHJY13 fatcat:msw62o55gbehjjk7abaqmdlyam

Supporting Cross-Device Web Search with Social Navigation-Based Mobile Touch Interactions [chapter]

Shuguang Han, Daqing He, Zhen Yue, Peter Brusilovsky
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
My major research interests lie on the intelligent support of information retrieval systems for complex information access tasks (e.g., exploratory people search, cross-device web search).  ...  Brief Bio I am a 4 th year PhD student in the School of Information Sciences at University of Pittsburgh.  ...  Supporting Exploratory People Search: A Study of Factor Transparency and User Control.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-20267-9_12 fatcat:a3yv7hh5mrbp7jyk2k7lokbrky

A Study on User-Controllable Social Exploratory Search

Cecilia di Sciascio, Peter Brusilovsky, Eduardo Veas
2018 Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Human Information Interaction&Retrieval - IUI '18  
A range of innovative interfaces with increased user control have been developed to support exploratory search process.  ...  This paper presents an interface that integrates social search functionality into an exploratory search system in a user-controlled way that is consistent with the nature of exploratory search.  ...  Discussion and Limitations In this study we assessed system performance and user experience for a social exploratory search system contrasting it with a system supporting exploratory search alone.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3172944.3172986 dblp:conf/iui/SciascioBV18 fatcat:o5f6hqfuffgunkk6nrgqsjzamy

Situating Search

Chirag Shah, Emily M. Bender
2022 ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval  
Newly surfaced proposals that aim to use large language models to generate relevant information for a user's needs pose even greater threat to transparency, provenance, and user interactions in a search  ...  The notions of relevance, usefulness, and trustworthiness with respect to information were already overloaded and often difficult to articulate, study, or implement.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We are grateful to the following distinguished scholars for reviewing early drafts of this paper and providing insightful comments: Nicholas J.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3498366.3505816 fatcat:v7xrehl2djd3nbuyfxkrlzssg4

What every Researcher should know about Searching – Clarified Concepts, Search Advice, and an Agenda to improve Finding in Academia

Michael Gusenbauer, Neal R. Haddaway
2020 Research Synthesis Methods  
We explain the main types of searching that we academics routinely engage in; distinguishing lookup, exploratory, and systematic searching.  ...  We respond to Klopfenstein and Dampier (Res Syn Meth. 2020) who commented on our 2020 paper and proposed a way of improving PubMed's and Google Scholar's search functionalities.  ...  From the avalanche of studies, it is relatively easy to select evidence that supports a pre-held belief or dogma that portrays a biased picture of reality.  ... 
doi:10.1002/jrsm.1457 pmid:33031639 fatcat:eymcn6mztfbqdoz7eh3avnd3oq

Semantic annotation based exploratory search for information analysts

Jae-wook Ahn, Peter Brusilovsky, Jonathan Grady, Daqing He, Radu Florian
2010 Information Processing & Management  
NameSieve was built to support an intelligence analyst during the process of exploratory search, an advanced type of search requiring multiple iterations of retrieval interleaved with browsing and analyzing  ...  It enabled the subjects to work more productively and bring back most relevant documents. Keywords Semantic annotation, exploratory search, named entity, user interface, empirical study.  ...  The Study of NameSieve To assess the usefulness and the value of a NE-based exploratory search interface, we ran a user study of NameSieve.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2010.02.001 fatcat:dulz7x4t2bgkvl5e4qsa5fkeke

Hierarchical Knowledge Graphs: A Novel Information Representation for Exploratory Search Tasks [article]

Bahareh Sarrafzadeh, Adam Roegiest, Edward Lank
2020 arXiv   pre-print
tool to support exploratory search.  ...  Alongside the above study, we perform an additional mixed methods analysis of the effect of precision and recall on the performance of hierarchical knowledge graphs for two different exploratory search  ...  A major step towards this goal is to design and study characteristics of search tasks that elicit exploratory behavior.  ... 
arXiv:2005.01716v1 fatcat:mqqvc2hj45ej5d6ltqvambbhwi

Sentiment Visualisation Widgets for Exploratory Search [article]

Eduardo Graells-Garrido, Mounia Lalmas, Ricardo Baeza-Yates
2016 arXiv   pre-print
We discuss the implications of these findings for sentiment-based exploratory search and personalised user interfaces.  ...  This paper proposes the usage of visualisation widgets for exploratory search with sentiment as a facet.  ...  This paper contributes a user evaluation of exploratory behavior in the presence of sentiment in both user intent and information space.  ... 
arXiv:1601.02071v1 fatcat:bfxozwmuczek7jrd45vizfweva

Faceted search of heterogeneous geographic information for dynamic map projection

Noemi Mauro, Liliana Ardissono, Maurizio Lucenteforte
2020 Information Processing & Management  
representation of the search context based on widgets that support data visualization, faceted exploration, category-based information hiding and transparency of results at the same time.  ...  This paper proposes a faceted information exploration model that supports coarse-grained and fine-grained focusing of geographic maps by offering a graphical representation of data attributes within interactive  ...  We tested the model in a user study to assess User Experience and performance in exploratory search.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2020.102257 fatcat:tujmforovrc2lon25t64h72aly

Improving Exploratory Search Experience through Hierarchical Knowledge Graphs

Bahareh Sarrafzadeh, Edward Lank
2017 Proceedings of the 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval - SIGIR '17  
hierarchies, and synthesizes data from interaction logs, interviews, and thinkalouds on a testbed data set to demonstrate the utility of the uni ed hierarchy+network structure in our HKGs.  ...  In information retrieval and information visualization, hierarchies are a common tool to structure information into topics or facets, and network visualizations such as knowledge graphs link related concepts  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Funding for this research was provided by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).  ... 
doi:10.1145/3077136.3080829 dblp:conf/sigir/SarrafzadehL17 fatcat:b6gswme5xjaxtkbol4wpmhgikq

Sentiment Visualisation Widgets for Exploratory Search

Eduardo Graells-Garrido, Mounia Lalmas, Ricardo Baeza-Yates
2014 ACM Conference on Hypertext & Social Media  
We discuss the implications of these findings for sentimentbased exploratory search and personalised user interfaces.  ...  This paper proposes the usage of visualisation widgets for exploratory search with sentiment as a facet.  ...  This paper contributes a user evaluation of exploratory behavior in the presence of sentiment in both user intent and information space.  ... 
dblp:conf/ht/Graells-GarridoLB14 fatcat:oa5xsdcbxzelppbpii4jn2ntjy

Explicit feedback in local search tasks

Dmitry Lagun, Avneesh Sud, Ryen W. White, Peter Bailey, Georg Buscher
2013 Proceedings of the 36th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '13  
In this paper we describe a user study that examines the effect of offering searchers more control over how local preferences are gathered and used.  ...  We compared the ERF system against a baseline (NoERF) that used the same underlying mechanisms to retrieve and rank results, but did not offer ERF support.  ...  Study Design To answer the research questions we conducted a controlled user study in which participants were asked to attempt 12 pre-defined exploratory search tasks in a laboratory setting.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2484028.2484123 dblp:conf/sigir/LagunSWBB13 fatcat:fya6johknjhozevgq33oxkteam

Leveraging User Inspiration with Microblogging-Driven Exploratory Search [chapter]

Maria Taramigkou, Fotis Paraskevopoulos, Efthimios Bothos, Dimitris Apostolou, Gregoris Mentzas
2014 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
We present an interactive exploratory search tool that combines diversification of content and sources with a user interface design that visualises cues from the social chatter generated with microblogging  ...  A taskbased user study comparing our system to a query-based baseline indicates that our system significantly improves inspirational discoveries by providing access to more interesting, novel and unexpected  ...  This work has been partly funded by the European Commission through IST Project COLLAGE "Creativity in learning through Social Computing and Game Mechanics in the Enterprise", Grant agreement no: 318536  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07869-4_22 fatcat:4bzc2semfrbjthirqpru465fze

Social Search [chapter]

Peter Brusilovsky, Barry Smyth, Bracha Shapira
2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This includes a number of detailed case studies that serve to mark important milestones in the evolution of social search research and practice.  ...  The chapter begins by framing the social search landscape in terms of the sources of data available and the ways in which this can be leveraged before, during, and after search.  ...  Thus, from the perspective of the user, AQE is a type of query formulation technique that is transparent, in that it is performed in the background in a manner that is typically unseen by the user.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-90092-6_7 fatcat:ro6hjgwhgvgwrncakrpfv5brye

From Accessibility to Assess-Ability: An Evaluation Heuristic Based on Cognitive Engagement in Search [chapter]

Frances Johnson
2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Turning to the question of the design of the interface itself, the heuristic of assessability (of the information retrieved) is proposed for use in the expert review of the search interface, and to support  ...  The meta analysis of a questionnaire based survey seeks to identify the constructs of the users' assessment of information.  ...  Furthermore user studies of the searcher, in formulating the query and controlling the search as an effective series of moves (e.g., in [8] ), are by and large based on an assumption that the searcher  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-78105-1_53 fatcat:kltfy3qivvhjfjexelmbbjyeea
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