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Advances in Information Retrieval

Volume 5993 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 569-572

Colouring the Dimensions of Relevance

  • Ulises Cerviño BeresiAffiliated withCarnegie Mellon UniversitySchool of Computing, The Robert Gordon University
  • , Yunhyong KimAffiliated withCarnegie Mellon UniversitySchool of Computing, The Robert Gordon University
  • , Mark BaillieAffiliated withCarnegie Mellon UniversityDepartment of Computer and Information Sciences, The Strathclyde University
  • , Ian RuthvenAffiliated withCarnegie Mellon UniversityDepartment of Computer and Information Sciences, The Strathclyde University
  • , Dawei SongAffiliated withCarnegie Mellon UniversitySchool of Computing, The Robert Gordon University

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Abstract

In this article we introduce a visualisation technique for analysing relevance and interaction data. It allows the researcher to quickly detect emerging patterns in both interactions and relevance criteria usage. The concept of “relevance criteria profile”, which provides a global view of user behaviour in judging the relevance of the retrieved information, is developed. We discuss by example, using data from a live search user study, how these tools support the data analysis.