User interactions with search systems

Ying-Hsang Liu, Chang Liu, Ralf Bierig

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    The proposed course on User Interactions with Search Systems provides students an overview on interactive information retrieval (IIR) evaluation studies that is specifically focused on the modelling of users, tasks and contexts, and methods for IIR studies. This thread of research has attracted more information retrieval (IR) researchers in recent years, as evidenced by the establishment of the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval series (CHIIR). Given recent interests in machine learning, social media data analysis and emerging system-oriented interactive search models, this course provides students with a more complete picture for understanding user search behaviour and user-oriented approaches for the evaluation of IR systems. It emphasises how user aspects should be addressed from theoretical, conceptual, design and evaluation perspectives for IR theory and system development. This important research area has been rarely taught at the International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 ACM SIGIR International Conference on Theory of Information Retrieval
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)9781450356565
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event2018 ACM SIGIR International Conference on Theory of Information Retrieval - Tianjin Westin Hotel, Tianjin, China
    Duration: 14 Sep 201818 Sep 2018 (proceedings front matter) (proceedings authors)

    Publication series

    NameICTIR '18


    Conference2018 ACM SIGIR International Conference on Theory of Information Retrieval
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