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Gareth J.F. Jones
Piyush Arora



generation contextual information relevance computational linguistics search observations feedback information retrieval

How do users perceive information: analyzing user feedback while annotating textual units (2017)

Abstract We describe an initial study of how participants perceive information when they categorize highlighted textual units within a document marked for a given information need. Our investigation explores how users look at different parts of the document and classify textual units within retrieved documents on 4-levels of relevance and importance. We compare how users classify different textual units within a document, and report mean and variance for different users across different topics. Further, we analyze and categorise the reasons provided by users while rating textual units within retrieved documents. This research shows some interesting observations regarding why some parts of the document are regarded as more relevant than others (e.g. it provides contextual information, contains background information) and which kind of information seems to be effective for satisfying the end users (e.g showing examples, providing facts) in a search task. This work is a part of our ongoing investigation into generation of effective surrogates and document summaries based on search topics and user interactions with information.
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 -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Computational linguistics
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information retrieval

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Gareth J.F. Jones, Piyush Arora

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