The role of language skills in interactive social book search sessions

Gade, Maria and Hall, Mark (2016) The role of language skills in interactive social book search sessions. ACM on Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, 13/03/2016- 17/03/2016, Carrboro, North Carolina, USA, pp. 257-260, ISBN 978-1-4503-3751-9, DOI

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When searching for books, people frequently have to deal with content that is in a language dierent from their own. However, research on multilingual systems has generally focused on the user interface's language rather than the content language. In this paper, we describe and compare early results from the multilingual aspects in the Interactive Social Book Search (iSBS) task at CLEF 2014 and 2015. A preliminary analysis of usage patterns for native English and non-native English speakers indicates an in uence of language skills on search behaviour during goal-oriented and casual leisure tasks. Based on previous experiences and results, strengths and challenges of IIR studies are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Proceedings)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Computing and Information Systems
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Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 12:59

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