Analyzing Query Success and User Context

Lana Serrano, Sara and Villena Román, Julio and González Cristóbal, José Carlos (2011). Analyzing Query Success and User Context. In: "CLEF 2011 Labs and Workshop, Notebook Papers", 19/09/2011 - 22/09/2011, Amsterdam, Holanda. pp. 18-25.


Title: Analyzing Query Success and User Context
  • Lana Serrano, Sara
  • Villena Román, Julio
  • González Cristóbal, José Carlos
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: CLEF 2011 Labs and Workshop, Notebook Papers
Event Dates: 19/09/2011 - 22/09/2011
Event Location: Amsterdam, Holanda
Title of Book: Proceedings of CLEF 2011 Labs and Workshop, Notebook Papers
Date: 2011
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería y Arquitecturas Telemáticas [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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This paper describes the participation of DAEDALUS at the LogCLEF lab in CLEF 2011. This year, the objectives of our participation are twofold. The first topic is to analyze if there is any measurable effect on the success of the search queries if the native language and the interface language chosen by the user are different. The idea is to determine if this difference may condition the way in which the user interacts with the search application. The second topic is to analyze the user context and his/her interaction with the system in the case of successful queries, to discover out any relation among the user native language, the language of the resource involved and the interaction strategy adopted by the user to find out such resource. Only 6.89% of queries are successful out of the 628,607 queries in the 320,001 sessions with at least one search query in the log. The main conclusion that can be drawn is that, in general for all languages, whether the native language matches the interface language or not does not seem to affect the success rate of the search queries. On the other hand, the analysis of the strategy adopted by users when looking for a particular resource shows that people tend to use the simple search tool, frequently first running short queries build up of just one specific term and then browsing through the results to locate the expected resource

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