User-Thesaurus Interaction on a Web-based Database: An Evaluation of Users' term Selection Behaviour

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105448
Title:
User-Thesaurus Interaction on a Web-based Database: An Evaluation of Users' term Selection Behaviour
Author:
Shiri, Ali Asghar; Revie, Crawford
Editors:
Ojala, Timo
Citation:
User-Thesaurus Interaction on a Web-based Database: An Evaluation of Users' term Selection Behaviour 2001, :23-32
Publisher:
University of Oulu; Infotech Oulu
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105448
Submitted date:
2002-11-21
Abstract:
A major challenge faced by users during the information search and retrieval process is the selection of search terms for query formulation and expansion. Thesauri are recognised as one source of search terms which can assist users in query construction and expansion. As the number of electronic thesauri attached to information retrieval systems has grown, a range of interface facilities and features have been developed to aid users in formulating their queries. The pilot study reported here aimed to explore and evaluate how a thesaurus-enhanced search interface assisted end-users in selecting search terms. Specifically, it focused on the evaluation of users' attitudes toward both the thesaurus and its interface as tools for facilitating search term selection for query expansion. Thesaurus-based searching and browsing behaviours adopted by users while interacting with a thesaurus-enhanced search interface were also examined
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Knowledge Structures; Knowledge Representation; User Studies
Local subject classification:
Thesauri; Thesaurus-based search; User-thesaurus interaction; Search term selection; User-web interaction; Users' search behaviour

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorShiri, Ali Asgharen_US
dc.contributor.authorRevie, Crawforden_US
dc.contributor.editorOjala, Timoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2002-11-21T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:25:40Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.date.submitted2002-11-21en_US
dc.identifier.citationUser-Thesaurus Interaction on a Web-based Database: An Evaluation of Users' term Selection Behaviour 2001, :23-32en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105448-
dc.description.abstractA major challenge faced by users during the information search and retrieval process is the selection of search terms for query formulation and expansion. Thesauri are recognised as one source of search terms which can assist users in query construction and expansion. As the number of electronic thesauri attached to information retrieval systems has grown, a range of interface facilities and features have been developed to aid users in formulating their queries. The pilot study reported here aimed to explore and evaluate how a thesaurus-enhanced search interface assisted end-users in selecting search terms. Specifically, it focused on the evaluation of users' attitudes toward both the thesaurus and its interface as tools for facilitating search term selection for query expansion. Thesaurus-based searching and browsing behaviours adopted by users while interacting with a thesaurus-enhanced search interface were also examineden_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oulu; Infotech Ouluen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Structuresen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Representationen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherThesaurien_US
dc.subject.otherThesaurus-based searchen_US
dc.subject.otherUser-thesaurus interactionen_US
dc.subject.otherSearch term selectionen_US
dc.subject.otherUser-web interactionen_US
dc.subject.otherUsers' search behaviouren_US
dc.titleUser-Thesaurus Interaction on a Web-based Database: An Evaluation of Users' term Selection Behaviouren_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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