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Minitrack: Web Effectiveness: The User Perspective
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Carolyn Watters, Amanda Spink
Issue Date:January 2007
pp. 81
The Measuring Web Effectiveness: The User Perspective minitrack is a multidisciplinary forum for considering issues related to the effectiveness of Web searching from the user?s perspective. The minitrack examines the behavior of users seeking information ...
   
Metasearch Engines and Information Retrieval: Computational Complexity of Ranking Multiple Search Results
Found in: Information Technology: New Generations, Third International Conference on
By Robert Goldberg, Isak Taksa, Amanda Spink
Issue Date:April 2008
pp. 315-320
This paper analyzes the computational complexity of finding relevant documents on the Web. Given a search query that has n significant terms, relevant documents retrieved by search engines will contain at least a number k of the significant terms. The thre...
 
Search Engines' Help Systems
Found in: Information Technology: New Generations, Third International Conference on
By Yun-Ke Chang, Miguel A. Morales Arroyo, Amanda Spink, Myat Thu Aung, Kyaw Thu, Ya Lwin, Zaw Win Htike
Issue Date:April 2008
pp. 309-314
The HELP information provided by search engines can facilitate its user’s information seeking process or hinder it. This study analyzed 20 search engines on how their HELP Systems are placed and organized. Help systems are separated into pre-search help sy...
 
Automatic New Topic Identification in Search Engine Transaction Logs? Using Multiple Linear Regression
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Seda Ozmutlu, H. Cenk Ozmutlu, Amanda Spink
Issue Date:January 2008
pp. 140
Content analysis of search engine user queries is an important task for search engine research, and identification of topic changes within a user search session is a key issue in content analysis of search engine user queries. The purpose of this study is ...
   
Multimedia Chinese Web Search Engines: A Survey
Found in: Information Technology: New Generations, Third International Conference on
By Yun-Ke Chang, Amanda Spink
Issue Date:April 2007
pp. 481-486
The objective of this paper is to explore the state of multimedia search functionality on major general and dedicated Web search engines in Chinese language. The authors studied: a) how many Chinese Web search engines presently make use of multimedia searc...
 
Query Modifications Patterns During Web Searching
Found in: Information Technology: New Generations, Third International Conference on
By Bernard J. Jansen, Amanda Spink, Bhuva Narayan
Issue Date:April 2007
pp. 439-444
We examine 2,465,145 interactions from 534,507 users of Dogpile.com submitted 6 May 2005. We compare query reformulation patterns. We investigate the type of query modifications and query modification transitions within sessions. Searchers most often modif...
 
Using Web Search Logs to Identify Query Classification Terms
Found in: Information Technology: New Generations, Third International Conference on
By Isak Taksa, Sarah Zelikovitz, Amanda Spink
Issue Date:April 2007
pp. 469-474
Classification of search queries is a complex and computationally challenging task. Typically, search queries are short, reveal very few features per single query and are therefore a weak source for traditional machine learning. In this paper, we present a...
 
Evaluating Usability of a Long Query Meta Search Engine
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Isak Taksa, Amanda Spink
Issue Date:January 2007
pp. 82a
Usability is an important factor for search engine acceptance. This paper examines usability of a long query meta search engine. The engine was designed to accept and process an unlimited size query expressed in natural language. We briefly review current ...
   
Using the Web to Construct Taxonomy for a Heterogeneous Community of Practice
Found in: Information Technology: New Generations, Third International Conference on
By Isak Taksa, Amanda Spink
Issue Date:April 2006
pp. 358-363
A heterogeneous community of practice spans many disciplines, industries and professions. Members of these communities are united by common research, products and experiences but are frequently separated by specialized vocabulary and industry terms. This l...
 
Overlap Among Major Web Search Engines
Found in: Information Technology: New Generations, Third International Conference on
By Amanda Spink, Bernard J. Jansen, Chris Blakely, Sherry Koshman
Issue Date:April 2006
pp. 370-374
Our study examined the overlap among results retrieved by three major Web search engines for a large set of more than 10,316 queries. Previous smaller studies have discussed the lack of overlap in results returned by Web search engines for the same queries...
 
Multitasking Web Search on Vivisimo.com
Found in: Information Technology: Coding and Computing, International Conference on
By Amanda Spink, Sherry Koshman, Minsoo Park, Chris Field, Bernard J. Jansen
Issue Date:April 2005
pp. 486-490
A user's single session with a Web search engine may consist of seeking information on either single or multiple topics. Most Web search sessions consist of two queries of two words. We present findings from a study of sessions on the Vivisimo Web search e...
 
Multitasking Web Search on Alta Vista
Found in: Information Technology: Coding and Computing, International Conference on
By Amanda Spink, Minsoo Park, Bernard J. Jansen, Jan Pedersen
Issue Date:April 2004
pp. 309
A user's single session with a Web search engine may consist of seeking information on single or multiple topics. Most Web search sessions consist of two queries of two words. We present findings from a study of two-query search sessions on the Alta Vista ...
 
A Study of Multitasking Web Search
Found in: Information Technology: Coding and Computing, International Conference on
By Seda Ozmutlu, H. Cenk Ozmutlu, Amanda Spink
Issue Date:April 2003
pp. 145
We present findings from a study of users performing multitasking searches on Web search engines. A user?s single session with a Web search engine may consist of seeking information on single or multiple topics. Limited research has focused on multitasking...
 
A Multiplicative Gradient Descent Search Algorithm fo User Preference Retrieval and its Application to Web Search
Found in: Information Technology: Coding and Computing, International Conference on
By Xiannong Meng, Zhixiang Chen, Amanda Spink
Issue Date:April 2003
pp. 150
The gradient descent procedure in [19] for user preference retrieval is based on linear additions of documents judged by the user. In contrast we design in this paper a multiplicative gradient descent search algorithm MG that uses a multiplicative query ex...
 
Trends in Multimedia Web Searching: Excite Queries
Found in: Information Technology: Coding and Computing, International Conference on
By Seda Ozmutlu, HuseyinC. Ozmutlu, Amanda Spink
Issue Date:April 2002
pp. 0040
This paper provides results from a study analyzing current trends in multimedia Web searching. Results include: (1) multimedia searches are more complex than general searches in queries per user session and terms per query, and (2) audio queries are the mo...
 
From E-Sex to E-Commerce: Web Search Changes
Found in: Computer
By Amanda Spink, Bernard J. Jansen, Dietmar Wolfram, Tefko Saracevic
Issue Date:March 2002
pp. 107-109
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Multimedia Web Queries: Implications for Design
Found in: Information Technology: Coding and Computing, International Conference on
By Amanda Spink, Ali R. Hurson, Abby Goodrum
Issue Date:April 2001
pp. 0589
Abstract: The Web has enhanced the integration of textual and multimedia information. We examine changes in Web users' multimedia searching on Excite (r), a major Web search service, over two years. Two data sets of 1,025,910 queries from 1997 and 1999 wer...
 
Predicting query reformulation during web searching
Found in: Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '09)
By Amanda Spink, Bernard J. Jansen, Danielle Booth
Issue Date:April 2009
pp. 1-4
his paper reports results from a study in which we automatically classified the query reformulation patterns for 964,780 Web searching sessions (composed of 1,523,072 queries) in order to predict what the next query reformulation would be. We employed an n...
     
Determining the user intent of web search engine queries
Found in: Proceedings of the 16th international conference on World Wide Web (WWW '07)
By Amanda Spink, Bernard J. Jansen, Danielle L. Booth
Issue Date:May 2007
pp. 1149-1150
Determining the user intent of Web searches is a difficult problem due to the sparse data available concerning the searcher. In this paper, we examine a method to determine the user intent underlying Web search engine queries. We qualitatively analyze samp...
     
Automated gathering of Web information: An in-depth examination of agents interacting with search engines
Found in: ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT)
By Amanda Spink, Bernard J. Jansen, Jan Pedersen, Tracy Mullen
Issue Date:November 2006
pp. 442-464
The Web has become a worldwide repository of information which individuals, companies, and organizations utilize to solve or address various information problems. Many of these Web users utilize automated agents to gather this information for them. Some as...
     
Failure analysis in query construction: data and analysis from a large sample of Web queries
Found in: Proceedings of the third ACM conference on Digital libraries (DL '98)
By Amanda Spink, Bernard J. Jansen, Tefko Saracevic
Issue Date:June 1998
pp. 289-290
This presentation focuses on the strategic design planning and vision creation process for the E-Quarium, the online complement to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. More than six months of informed investigation and analysis resulted in an ambitious redesign of t...
     
Elicitations during information retrieval: implications for IR system design
Found in: Proceedings of the 19th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval (SIGIR '96)
By Abby Goodrum, Amanda Spink, David Robins, Mei Mei Wu
Issue Date:August 1996
pp. 120-127
The TIPSTER collection is unusual because of both its size and detail. In particular, it describes a set of information needs, as opposed to traditional queries. These detailed representations of information need are an opportunity for research on differen...
     
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