Failure analysis in query construction: data and analysis from a large sample of Web queries

B. J. Jansen, A. Spink, T. Saracevic

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Abstract

This paper reports results from a failure analysis (i.e., incorrect query construction) of 51,473 queries from 18,113 users of Excite, a major Web search engine. Given that many digital libraries are accessed via the Web, this analysis points to the need for redesign of the traditional search engine interfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries
PublisherACM
Pages289-290
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 3rd ACM Conference on Digital Libraries - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Duration: Jun 23 1998Jun 26 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 3rd ACM Conference on Digital Libraries
CityPittsburgh, PA, USA
Period6/23/986/26/98

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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