Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Gareth J.F. Jones
Piyush Arora

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
document surrogates ad hoc information storage and retrieval systems search engine learning information retrieval semantic concepts information needs

Position paper: promoting user engagement and learning in search tasks by effective document representation (2016)

Abstract Much research in information retrieval (IR) focuses on optimization of the rank of relevant retrieval results for single shot ad hoc IR tasks with straightforward information needs. Relatively little research has been carried out to study and support user learning and engagement for more complex search tasks. We introduce an approach intended to improve topical knowledge of a user while undertaking IR tasks. Specifically, we propose to explore methods of finding useful and informative textual units (semantic concepts) within retrieved documents, with the objective of creating improved document surrogates for presentation within the search process. We hypothesize that this strategy will promote improved implicit learning within search activities. We believe that the richer document representations proposed in the paper would help to promote engagement, understanding and learning as compared to more traditional search engine document snippets. We propose a framework for holistic evaluation of our proposed document representations and their use in search.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: ADAPT
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information storage and retrieval systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information retrieval

Full list of authors on original publication

Gareth J.F. Jones, Piyush Arora

Experts in our system

1
Gareth J. F. Jones
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 297
 
2
Piyush Arora
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 15