Web Information Gathering, Which Subtask to Investigate? A User Study

Anwar Alhenshiri, Hoda Badesh
2015 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMAT ION T ECHNOLOGY (IJEIT )   unpublished
This paper is an attempt to re-identify the subtasks of the task of information gathering on the web which require further research. The study confirms the types of subtasks that need further consideration yet with different ordering of significance from what users indicated in a previous study. The different ordering was concluded based on the frequency of activities performed within each subtask. The study in Alhenshiri, et al. [1] recommended that web users performing information gathering
more » ... sks should be able to: re-find information from previous sessions for the same task more effectively, should also handle multiple sessions more effectively, and they should be able to manage and organize information for the entire task not dispersed parts of it. The research discussed in this manuscript revisits those recommendations in a user study comparing a tool designed specifically for information gathering tasks on the web and the plain browser while used with other assisting applications.
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