A granular approach to web search result presentation

R.W. White, J.M. Jose, I. Ruthven, G.M. Rauterberg (Editor), M. Menozzi (Editor), J. Wesson (Editor)

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Abstract

In this paper we propose and evaluate interfaces for presenting the results of web searches. Sentences, taken from the top retrieved documents, are used as fine-grained representations of document content and, when combined in a ranked list, to provide a query-specific overview of the set of retrieved documents. Current search engine interfaces assume users examine such results document-by-document. In contrast our approach groups, ranks and presents the contents of the top ranked document set. We evaluate our hypotheses that the use of such an approach can lead to more effective web searching and to increased user satisfaction. Our evaluation, with real users and different types of information seeking scenario, showed, with statistical significance, that these hypotheses hold.
Original languageEnglish
Pages213-220
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2003
Event9th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Interact 2003 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 1 Sep 20035 Sep 2003

Conference

Conference9th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Interact 2003
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period1/09/035/09/03

Keywords

  • web search
  • interfaces
  • user studies
  • information retrieval

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    White, R. W., Jose, J. M., Ruthven, I., Rauterberg, G. M. (Ed.), Menozzi, M. (Ed.), & Wesson, J. (Ed.) (2003). A granular approach to web search result presentation. 213-220. Paper presented at 9th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Interact 2003, Zurich, Switzerland.