Fu-Finder: a game for studying querying behaviours

Carly O'Neil, James Purvis, Leif Azzopardi

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Usually the focus of evaluation within Information Retrieval has been placed largely upon the system. However, the individual user and their submitted queries are typically the greatest source of variation in the search process. This demonstration paper presents Fu-Finder, a fun and enjoyable game that measures the user's querying abilities (or search-fu). This game provides useful data for the study of user querying behaviour and assesses how well users can find specific web pages using different search engines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIKM '11 Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Search-Fu
  • querying behaviour
  • findability

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