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Observing users to validate models

Scholer, Falk; Thomas, Paul; Moffat, Alistair

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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]

dc.contributor.authorScholer, Falk
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Paul
dc.contributor.authorMoffat, Alistair
dc.coverage.spatialDublin Ireland
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:52:42Z
dc.date.createdAugust 1 2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/27530
dc.description.abstractUser 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 that suggests that the answer is a qualified �yes�.
dc.publisherSIGIR 2013 Workshop proceedings
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorkshop on Modeling User Behavior for Information Retrieval Evaluation (MUBE 2013 and SIGIR 2013)
dc.source.urihttp://www.mansci.uwaterloo.ca/~msmucker/mube2013/
dc.titleObserving users to validate models
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2013
local.identifier.absfor080704 - Information Retrieval and Web Search
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9609633xPUB51
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationScholer, Falk, RMIT University
local.contributor.affiliationThomas, Paul, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMoffat, Alistair, University of Melbourne
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage11
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage12
local.identifier.absseo970108 - Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T12:32:06Z
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