Query modifications patterns during Web searching

Bernard Jansen, Amanda Spink, Bhuva Narayan

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Abstract

We examine 2,465,145 interactions from 534,507 users of Dogpile.com submitted 6 May 2005. We compare query reformulation patterns. We investigate the type of query modifications and query modification transitions within sessions. Searchers most often modified their query by changing query terms (nearly 23% of all query modifications). Searchers' queries undergoing modification typically transition from Web to Image collections in content shifts (37% of all content transitions), and searchers typically implement assistance at the start of a session or when switching content collections (21% of all assistance usage). This research sheds light on the more complex aspects of Web searching involving query modifications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations, ITNG 2007
Pages439-444
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations, ITNG 2007 - Las Vegas, NV
Duration: 2 Apr 20074 Apr 2007

Other

Other4th International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations, ITNG 2007
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period2/4/074/4/07

Keywords

  • Query reformulation
  • Search engines
  • Web queries
  • Web searching
  • Web sessions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

Cite this

Jansen, B., Spink, A., & Narayan, B. (2007). Query modifications patterns during Web searching. In Proceedings - International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations, ITNG 2007 (pp. 439-444). [4151723] https://doi.org/10.1109/ITNG.2007.164

Query modifications patterns during Web searching. / Jansen, Bernard; Spink, Amanda; Narayan, Bhuva.

Proceedings - International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations, ITNG 2007. 2007. p. 439-444 4151723.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jansen, B, Spink, A & Narayan, B 2007, Query modifications patterns during Web searching. in Proceedings - International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations, ITNG 2007., 4151723, pp. 439-444, 4th International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations, ITNG 2007, Las Vegas, NV, 2/4/07. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITNG.2007.164
Jansen B, Spink A, Narayan B. Query modifications patterns during Web searching. In Proceedings - International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations, ITNG 2007. 2007. p. 439-444. 4151723 https://doi.org/10.1109/ITNG.2007.164
Jansen, Bernard ; Spink, Amanda ; Narayan, Bhuva. / Query modifications patterns during Web searching. Proceedings - International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations, ITNG 2007. 2007. pp. 439-444
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