What are the real differences of children's and adults' web search

Tatiana Gossen, Thomas Low, Andreas Nürnberger
2011 Proceedings of the 34th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information - SIGIR '11  
We present first results of a logfile analysis on web search engines for children. The aim of this research is to analyse fundamental facts about how children's web search behaviour differs from that of adults. We show differences to previous results, which are often based on small lab experiments. Our large-scale analysis suggests that children search queries are more information-oriented and shorter on average. Children indeed make a lot of spelling errors and often repeat searches and
more » ... searches and revisit web pages.
doi:10.1145/2009916.2010076 dblp:conf/sigir/GossenLN11 fatcat:f4dxrynpofdxhblgpsvta4km64