Assessing the Impact of User Interaction with Thesaural Knowledge Structures: a Quantitative Analysis Framework

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105090
Title:
Assessing the Impact of User Interaction with Thesaural Knowledge Structures: a Quantitative Analysis Framework
Author:
Shiri, Ali Asghar; Revie, Crawford; Chowdhury, Gobinda
Editors:
López-Huertas, Marí­a José; Munoz-Fernandez, Francisco J.
Citation:
Assessing the Impact of User Interaction with Thesaural Knowledge Structures: a Quantitative Analysis Framework 2002, 8:493-499
Publisher:
Ergon Verlag
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105090
Submitted date:
2002-11-19
Abstract:
Thesauri have been important information and knowledge organisation tools for more than three decades. The recent emergence and phenomenal growth of the World Wide Web has created new opportunities to introduce thesauri as information search and retrieval aids to end user communities. While the number of web-based and hypertextual thesauri continues to grow, few investigations have yet been carried out to evaluate how end-users, for whom all these efforts are ostensibly made, interact with and make use of thesauri for query building and expansion. The present paper reports a pilot study carried out to determine the extent to which a thesaurus-enhanced search interface to a web-based database aided end-users in their selection of search terms. The study also investigated the ways in which users interacted with the thesaurus structure, terms, and interface. Thesaurus-based searching and browsing behaviours adopted by users while interacting with the thesaurus-enhanced search interface were also examined.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Knowledge Structures; Knowledge Representation; User Studies
Local subject classification:
information retrieval interaction; user - thesaurus interaction; thesaurus-based search and browse; thesauri; users' search behaviour

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorShiri, Ali Asgharen_US
dc.contributor.authorRevie, Crawforden_US
dc.contributor.authorChowdhury, Gobindaen_US
dc.contributor.editorLópez-Huertas, Marí­a Joséen_US
dc.contributor.editorMunoz-Fernandez, Francisco J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2002-11-19T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:19:14Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.submitted2002-11-19en_US
dc.identifier.citationAssessing the Impact of User Interaction with Thesaural Knowledge Structures: a Quantitative Analysis Framework 2002, 8:493-499en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105090-
dc.description.abstractThesauri have been important information and knowledge organisation tools for more than three decades. The recent emergence and phenomenal growth of the World Wide Web has created new opportunities to introduce thesauri as information search and retrieval aids to end user communities. While the number of web-based and hypertextual thesauri continues to grow, few investigations have yet been carried out to evaluate how end-users, for whom all these efforts are ostensibly made, interact with and make use of thesauri for query building and expansion. The present paper reports a pilot study carried out to determine the extent to which a thesaurus-enhanced search interface to a web-based database aided end-users in their selection of search terms. The study also investigated the ways in which users interacted with the thesaurus structure, terms, and interface. Thesaurus-based searching and browsing behaviours adopted by users while interacting with the thesaurus-enhanced search interface were also examined.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherErgon Verlagen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Structuresen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Representationen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation retrieval interactionen_US
dc.subject.otheruser - thesaurus interactionen_US
dc.subject.otherthesaurus-based search and browseen_US
dc.subject.otherthesaurien_US
dc.subject.otherusers' search behaviouren_US
dc.titleAssessing the Impact of User Interaction with Thesaural Knowledge Structures: a Quantitative Analysis Frameworken_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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