Interaction Model to Predict Subjective-Specificity of Search Results

Kumaripaba Athukorala, Antti Oulasvirta, Dorota Glowacka, Jilles Vreeken, Giulio Jacucci

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Abstract

Exploratory search is becoming more common as the web is used more increasingly as a medium for learning and discovery. Compared to traditional known-item search, exploratory search is more challenging and diffcult to support because it initiates with poorly defined search goals, while the user knowledge and information needs constantly change throughout the search process. Modeling the user behavior in exploratory search is a hard problem to solve. In spite of a large amount of research on personalization, little attention has been devoted to personalization in the context of exploratory search taking into account the evolving information needs of the user. We propose a formal model| motivated by Information Foraging Theory|for predicting specificity of
search results with respect to the evolving knowledge and information needs of the user in exploratory search.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPosters, Demos, Late-breaking Results and Workshop Proceedings of the 22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization co-located with the 22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP2014), Aalborg, Denmark, July 7-11, 2014.
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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