JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 4(9): 737-747, doi: 10.3217/jucs-004-09-0737
Improving the Effectiveness of WEB Search Engines Using Selectable Views of Retrieval Results
expand article infoEzio Berenci, Claudio Carpineto§, Vittorio Giannini§
‡ Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Rome, Italy§ Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy
Open Access
Perusal of textual displays of document surrogates produced by Web-based ranked-output retrieval services may require much user time, effort, and money. In this paper we present VIEWER, a graphical interface that allows visualization and manipulation of views of retrieval results, where a view is the subset of retrieved surrogates that contain a specified subset of query terms. We argue that VIEWER helps the user focus on relevant parts of the results and, in addition, it may facilitate query reformulation. We present the results of an experiment performed by six subjects on two medium size bibliographical test collections in which VIEWER, used as an interactive ranking systems, outperformed both best match ranking and coordination
information retrieval, document ranking, visualization of retrieval results, user interface Retrieval, H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: User Interfaces