Exploiting browsing history for exploratory search

Wei Lin Chen, Wei Guang Teng

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

With the advance of information technologies, web search has become a necessary activity for most Internet users. Although current search engines are powerful enough to respond required search results in seconds, information seekers may still feel arduous to digest them when conducting the exploratory search. In other words, when users are unfamiliar with the domain of their goals or unsure about the ways to achieve their goals, they may need to read numerous pages before fully understand what they are searching for. In this work, we propose to fully exploit the browsing history to help users clarify their thoughts and discover new insights during the process of exploratory search. Specifically, interactive user interfaces of two different modes, i.e., the timeline mode and the relevance mode, are devised to provide users a vivid impression of their browsing history. Hopefully, the feasibility and usability of web search for users can be further improved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information
Subtitle of host publicationDesigning Information Environments - Symposium on Human Interface 2009 - Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Procceedings
Pages355-364
Number of pages10
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 28
EventHuman Interface and the Management of Information: Designing Information Environments - Symposium on Human Interface 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Jul 192009 Jul 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume5617 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherHuman Interface and the Management of Information: Designing Information Environments - Symposium on Human Interface 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period09-07-1909-07-24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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