On the interplay between search behavior and collections in digital libraries and archives

Tessel Bogaard*, Lynda Hardman, Laura Hollink, Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Jan Wielemaker

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Abstract

Log analysis is an unobtrusive technique used to better understand search behavior and evaluate search systems. However, in contrast with open web search, in a vertical search system such as a digital library or media archive the collection is known and central to its purpose. This drives different, more collection-oriented questions when studying the logs. For example, whether users need different support in different parts of the collection. In a digital library, the collection is categorized using professionally curated metadata. We conjecture that using this metadata can improve and extend the methods and techniques for log analysis. We investigate how to identify different types of search behavior using the metadata explicitly, how to explain and predict user interactions for the different types of behavior found, and finally how to communicate our research results to domain experts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHIIR 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages339-341
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349253
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2018 - New Brunswick, United States
Duration: 11 Mar 201815 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameCHIIR 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval
Volume2018-March

Conference

Conference3rd ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNew Brunswick
Period11/03/1815/03/18

Keywords

  • Faceted search
  • Log analysis
  • Metadata
  • Search behavior

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    Bogaard, T., Hardman, L., Hollink, L., van Ossenbruggen, J., & Wielemaker, J. (2018). On the interplay between search behavior and collections in digital libraries and archives. In CHIIR 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (pp. 339-341). (CHIIR 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval; Vol. 2018-March). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3176349.3176350