Supporting Exploratory Search Tasks with Interactive User Modeling

Tuukka Ruotsalo, Kumaripaba Athukorala, Dorota Glowacka, Ksenia Konyushkova, Antti Oulasvirta, Samuli Kaipiainen, Samuel Kaski, Giulio Jacucci

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This paper presents the design and study of interactive user
modeling to support exploratory search tasks. Contrary to
traditional interactions, such as query based search, query
suggestions, or relevance feedback, interactive user modeling
allows users to perceive the state of a user model at all
times and provide feedback that directly rewards or penalizes
it. The technique allows users to continuously tune the
system’s belief about their evolving information needs. We
demonstrate that such functionality is useful in exploratory
search where users need to get accustomed to a body of
literature in a domain. We conducted two experiments
where scientists carried out exploratory search tasks with
our implementation of an interactive user modeling and
retrieval system (SciNet) and two baselines: SciNet from
which interactive user modeling was excluded and a realworld
baseline (Google Scholar). The results show that interactive
user modeling can help users to more effectively
find relevant, novel and diverse results without compromises
in task execution time.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på gästpublikationASIST 2013 Proceedings of the 76th ASIS&T Annual Meeting : Beyond the Cloud : Rethinking Information Boundaries
RedaktörerAndrew Grove
Antal sidor10
UtgivningsortMaryland, USA
FörlagRichard B. Hill
Utgivningsdatum1 nov 2013
ISBN (tryckt)0-87715-545-3
StatusPublicerad - 1 nov 2013
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
Evenemang76th ASIS&T Annual Meeting - Beyond the Cloud : Rethinking Information Boundaries - Montreal, Kanada
Varaktighet: 1 nov 20136 nov 2013
Konferensnummer: ASIST 2013

Publikationsserier

NamnAmerican Society for Information Science & Technology. Annual Meeting Proceedings
FörlagInformation Today, Inc.
Volym50
ISSN (tryckt)0044-7870

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 113 Data- och informationsvetenskap

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Ruotsalo, T., Athukorala, K., Glowacka, D., Konyushkova, K., Oulasvirta, A., Kaipiainen, S., ... Jacucci, G. (2013). Supporting Exploratory Search Tasks with Interactive User Modeling. I A. Grove (Red.), ASIST 2013 Proceedings of the 76th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Beyond the Cloud : Rethinking Information Boundaries (American Society for Information Science & Technology. Annual Meeting Proceedings ; Vol. 50). Maryland, USA: Richard B. Hill.
Ruotsalo, Tuukka ; Athukorala, Kumaripaba ; Glowacka, Dorota ; Konyushkova, Ksenia ; Oulasvirta, Antti ; Kaipiainen, Samuli ; Kaski, Samuel ; Jacucci, Giulio. / Supporting Exploratory Search Tasks with Interactive User Modeling. ASIST 2013 Proceedings of the 76th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Beyond the Cloud : Rethinking Information Boundaries. redaktör / Andrew Grove. Maryland, USA : Richard B. Hill, 2013. (American Society for Information Science & Technology. Annual Meeting Proceedings ).
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Ruotsalo, T, Athukorala, K, Glowacka, D, Konyushkova, K, Oulasvirta, A, Kaipiainen, S, Kaski, S & Jacucci, G 2013, Supporting Exploratory Search Tasks with Interactive User Modeling. i A Grove (red.), ASIST 2013 Proceedings of the 76th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Beyond the Cloud : Rethinking Information Boundaries. American Society for Information Science & Technology. Annual Meeting Proceedings , vol. 50, Richard B. Hill, Maryland, USA, 76th ASIS&T Annual Meeting - Beyond the Cloud : Rethinking Information Boundaries, Montreal, Kanada, 01/11/2013.

Supporting Exploratory Search Tasks with Interactive User Modeling. / Ruotsalo, Tuukka; Athukorala, Kumaripaba; Glowacka, Dorota; Konyushkova, Ksenia; Oulasvirta, Antti; Kaipiainen, Samuli; Kaski, Samuel; Jacucci, Giulio.

ASIST 2013 Proceedings of the 76th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Beyond the Cloud : Rethinking Information Boundaries. red. / Andrew Grove. Maryland, USA : Richard B. Hill, 2013. (American Society for Information Science & Technology. Annual Meeting Proceedings ; Vol. 50).

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Ruotsalo T, Athukorala K, Glowacka D, Konyushkova K, Oulasvirta A, Kaipiainen S et al. Supporting Exploratory Search Tasks with Interactive User Modeling. I Grove A, redaktör, ASIST 2013 Proceedings of the 76th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Beyond the Cloud : Rethinking Information Boundaries. Maryland, USA: Richard B. Hill. 2013. (American Society for Information Science & Technology. Annual Meeting Proceedings ).