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

Bernard 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
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherACM
Pages289-290
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 3rd ACM Conference on Digital Libraries - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Duration: 23 Jun 199826 Jun 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 3rd ACM Conference on Digital Libraries
CityPittsburgh, PA, USA
Period23/6/9826/6/98

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

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Jansen, B., Spink, A., & Saracevic, T. (1998). Failure analysis in query construction: data and analysis from a large sample of Web queries. In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries (pp. 289-290). ACM.