End-users cognitive and physical moves in a thesaurus-enhanced search environment: the effect of subject knowledge

A.A. Shiri, C. Revie, D.B.A. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Editor)

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Evaluation of the effects of search topic characteristics on cognitive and physical search moves within the interface of a thesaurus-enhanced information retrieval environment. Topic characteristics examined here are topic complexity, topic familiarity, search type and prior topic search experience. The data gathering techniques adopted in this investigation included pre- and post-search questionnaires, transaction logs and post-session interviews.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovations Through Information Technology: Proceedings of the 15th Information Resources Management Association International Conference
Place of PublicationHershey, USA
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • end-users
  • cognitive physical moves
  • thesaurus-enhanced search
  • search environment
  • subject knowledge
  • thesaurus

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