Relevance in technicolor

U. Cervino Beresi, Y. Kim, D. Song, I. Ruthven, M. Baillie

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Abstract

In this article we propose the concept of relevance criteria profiles, which provide a global view of user behaviour in judging the relevance of retrieved information. We further propose a plotting technique which provides a session based overview of the relevance judgement processes interlaced with interactions that allow the researcher to visualise and quickly detect emerging patterns in both interactions and relevance criteria usage. We discuss by example, using data from a user study conducted between the months of January and August of 2008, how these tools support the better understanding of task based user valuation of documents that is likely to lead to recommendations for improving enduser services in digital libraries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2010)
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 2010
Event14th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2010) - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sept 201010 Sept 2010

Conference

Conference14th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2010)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period6/09/1010/09/10

Keywords

  • digital libraries
  • relevance criteria profiles
  • user behaviour
  • relevance judgement processes
  • visualise
  • task based user valuation

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