Case for interaction: a study of interactive information retrieval behavior and effectiveness

Jurgen Koenemann, Nicholas J. Belkin

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Abstract

This study investigates the use and effectiveness of an advanced information retrieval (IR) system (INQUERY). 64 novice IR system users were studied in their use of a baseline version of INQUERY compared with one of three experimental versions, each offering a different level of interaction with a relevance feedback facility for automatic query reformulation. Results, in an information filtering task, indicate that: these subjects, after minimal training, were able to use the baseline system reasonably effectively; availability and use of relevance feedback increased retrieval effectiveness; and increased opportunity for user interaction with and control of relevance feedback made the interactions more efficient and usable while maintaining or increasing effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages205-212
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 96 - Vancouver, BC, Can
Duration: Apr 13 1996Apr 18 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 96
CityVancouver, BC, Can
Period4/13/964/18/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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