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    Contextual factors affecting the utility of surrogates within exploratory search

    Ruthven, Ian and Baillie, Mark and Azzopardi, Leif and Bierig, Ralf and Nicol, Emma and Sweeney, Simon and Yaciki, Murat (2008) Contextual factors affecting the utility of surrogates within exploratory search. Information Processing and Management, 44 (2). pp. 437-462. ISSN 0306-4573

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    In this paper we investigate how information surrogates might be useful in exploratory search and what information it is useful for a surrogate to contain. By comparing assessments based on artificially created information surrogates, we investigate the effect of the source of information, the quality of an information source and the date of information upon the assessment process. We also investigate how varying levels of topical knowledge, assessor confidence and prior expectation affect the assessment of information surrogates. We show that both types of contextual information affect how the information surrogates are judged and what actions are performed as a result of the surrogates.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Surrogates; Exploratory search; Ciqa; Relevance assessment;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 12328
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    Depositing User: Ralf Bierig
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2020 11:41
    Journal or Publication Title: Information Processing and Management
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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