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Interactions with Search Systems

Interactions with Search Systems

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Ryen W. White
Cambridge University Press, 2/29/2016
EAN 9781107034228, ISBN10: 1107034221

Hardcover, 500 pages, 26.2 x 18.5 x 3 cm
Language: English

Information seeking is a fundamental human activity. In the modern world, it is frequently conducted through interactions with search systems. The retrieval and comprehension of information returned by these systems is a key part of decision making and action in a broad range of settings. Advances in data availability coupled with new interaction paradigms, and mobile and cloud computing capabilities, have created a broad range of new opportunities for information access and use. In this comprehensive book for professionals, researchers, and students involved in search system design and evaluation, search expert Ryen White discusses how search systems can capitalize on new capabilities and how next-generation systems must support higher order search activities such as task completion, learning, and decision making. He outlines the implications of these changes for the evolution of search evaluation, as well as challenges that extend beyond search systems in areas such as privacy and societal benefit.

1. Introduction
2. Collecting and representing search interaction
3. Modeling interests and intentions
4. Models and frameworks for information seeking
5. Helping people search
6. Exploration, complexity, and discovery
7. Learning and use
8. Interaction beyond the individual
9. Personalization and contextualization
10. Evaluation measures
11. Evaluation methodologies
12. Data, tools, and privacy
13. New directions and domains
14. Call to action.