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Examining repetition in user search behavior

Sanderson, M. and Dumais, S. (2007) Examining repetition in user search behavior. In: Amati, G., Carpineto, C. and Romano, G., (eds.) Advances in Information Retrieval. 29th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2007, Rome, Italy, April 2-5, 2007, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (4425). Springer , pp. 597-604. ISBN 978-3-540-71494-1


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This paper describes analyses of the repeated use of search engines. It is shown that users commonly re-issue queries, either to examine search results deeply or simply to query again, often days or weeks later. Hourly and weekly periodicities in behavior are observed for both queries and clicks. Navigational queries were found to be repeated differently from others.

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Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007. This is an author produced version of a paper published in ECIR 2007, LNCS 4425. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self archving policy.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2008 17:25
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:56
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-71496-5_56
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-540-71496-5_56
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4583

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