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Title: A user study on features supporting subjective relevance for information retrieval interfaces
Authors: Foo, Schubert
Theng, Yin-Leng
Lee, Shu Shing
Goh, Dion Hoe-Lian
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Information systems::Information storage and retrieval
Issue Date: 2006
Source: Lee, S. S., Theng Y.-L., Goh, D., & Foo, S. (2006). A user study on features supporting subjective relevance for information retrieval interfaces. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries ICADL 2006, (November 27-30, Kyoto, Japan), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4312, 212-222.
Conference: International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (9th : 2006 : Japan)
Abstract: Objective relevance regards retrieved documents as relevant without considering users’ tasks. Subjective relevance, in contrast, focuses on usefulness of documents for users’ contexts. This paper aims to enhance objective relevance and address its limitations by designing a mock-up interface based on ACM Digital Library so as to enhance its support for users’ evaluating the subjective relevance of documents. Important features elicited using a factor analytic approach from an earlier study were used to inform design of the search, results list and document record pages in the mock-up. A pilot study was conducted to gather users’ feedback about usefulness of designed features. Findings indicated that majority of important features designed were useful. However, subjects suggested that the design of some features could be further improved to facilitate their support for SR. The paper concludes by discussing recommendations for improving the mock-up.
DOI: 10.1007/11931584
Schools: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
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