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Observing users to validate models

Scholer, Falk; Thomas, Paul; Moffat, Alistair


User models serve two purposes: to help us understand users, and hence determine how to supply them with effective search services; and as a framework against which to evaluate the quality of those services once they have been developed. In this extended abstract we describe an experiment we have undertaken in which we observe user behaviours, and try to determine whether these behaviours can be connected to search quality metrics via an existing or novel user model. We provide summary evidence...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of Workshop on Modeling User Behavior for Information Retrieval Evaluation


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