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Title: The dynamics of interactive information retrieval: An activity theory perspective
Authors: LIU CHENGLIANG
Keywords: Interactive Information Seeking (IIS), Interactive Information Retrieval (IIR), Relevance Judgment, Activity Theory, Query Revision
Issue Date: 4-Jun-2006
Source: LIU CHENGLIANG (2006-06-04). The dynamics of interactive information retrieval: An activity theory perspective. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Human information seeking behavior is a popular topic in many disciplines. The extant research is conducted by taking one-session cognitive and behavioral perspectives as well as multi-session perspectives. However, these perspectives are not comprehensive enough to address the complexity of information seeking behavior, and whata??s more, they are not tightly integrated. With a focus on interactive information retrieval behavior, this study proposes an integrated framework based on activity theory. The framework is not only more comprehensive and integrated compared to the frameworks in extant research, but also offers an explanation of the mechanisms that govern the interaction between usersa?? cognitive state and manifested behaviors when using an information retrieval system. Furthermore, a set of four patterns are advanced to describe the mechanisms. An empirical study is carried out to verify the proposed patterns. Our experimental simulation of 81 subjects in one search session indicates that the patterns are largely supported.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/15393
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