System and user attributes associated with successful searching

William (Bill) Hersh, Susan Price, Benjamin Chan, Dale Kraemer, Lynetta Sacherek, Daniel Olson

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Abstract

A study was performed to assess system and user attributes associated with successful searching. A group of highly experienced retrieval system users were given eight queries - half to be completed with a Boolean system and the other half to be completed with a natural language system - and asked to identify `instances' of information related to a topic. A variety of demographic, experience, cognitive, personality, search mechanics, and user satisfaction attributes were measured and evaluated for association with `instance recall.' The system-oriented analysis showed user preference for the Boolean system but equivalent instance recall with the two systems. The user-oriented analysis showed improved performance with occupation type, user satisfaction, and number of search terms per cycle. A variety of cognitive and personality attributes did not show any association with better searching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, ADL
PublisherIEEE
Pages60-70
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, IEE ADL '99 - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 19 1999May 21 1999

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OtherProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, IEE ADL '99
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period5/19/995/21/99

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Hersh, W. B., Price, S., Chan, B., Kraemer, D., Sacherek, L., & Olson, D. (1999). System and user attributes associated with successful searching. In Proceedings of the Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, ADL (pp. 60-70). IEEE.

System and user attributes associated with successful searching. / Hersh, William (Bill); Price, Susan; Chan, Benjamin; Kraemer, Dale; Sacherek, Lynetta; Olson, Daniel.

Proceedings of the Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, ADL. IEEE, 1999. p. 60-70.

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Hersh, WB, Price, S, Chan, B, Kraemer, D, Sacherek, L & Olson, D 1999, System and user attributes associated with successful searching. in Proceedings of the Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, ADL. IEEE, pp. 60-70, Proceedings of the 1999 IEEE Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, IEE ADL '99, Baltimore, MD, USA, 5/19/99.
Hersh WB, Price S, Chan B, Kraemer D, Sacherek L, Olson D. System and user attributes associated with successful searching. In Proceedings of the Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, ADL. IEEE. 1999. p. 60-70
Hersh, William (Bill) ; Price, Susan ; Chan, Benjamin ; Kraemer, Dale ; Sacherek, Lynetta ; Olson, Daniel. / System and user attributes associated with successful searching. Proceedings of the Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, ADL. IEEE, 1999. pp. 60-70
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