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Understanding and Improving Information Search

A Cognitive Approach

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  • Broadens your understanding of the process of information search from a cognitive perspective

  • Illustrates cognitive computing and a cognitive technology approach to information search

  • Includes many examples of how information search differs to other disciplines such as information sciences, information retrieval, and machine learning

  • Offers an integrated perspective on information search that highlights the central role of human information behavior

Part of the book series: Human–Computer Interaction Series (HCIS)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    • Wai Tat Fu, Herre van Oostendorp
    Pages 1-9
  3. Foundation and Background

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Cognitive Modeling of Age and Domain Knowledge Differences in Information Search

      • Saraschandra Karanam, Herre van Oostendorp
      Pages 47-68
  4. Methods and Tools

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69
    2. Semantic Relevance Feedback on Queries and Search Results for Younger and Older Adults

      • Herre van Oostendorp, Saraschandra Karanam
      Pages 97-111
    3. Search Support Tools

      • Kazutoshi Umemoto, Takehiro Yamamoto, Katsumi Tanaka
      Pages 139-160
  5. Areas of Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183
    2. Children’s Acquisition of Text Search Strategies: The Role of Task Models and Relevance Processes

      • Jean-François Rouet, Julie Ayroles, Mônica Macedo-Rouet, Anna Potocki
      Pages 185-212
    3. Trainings and Tools to Foster Source Credibility Evaluation During Web Search

      • Yvonne Kammerer, Saskia Brand-Gruwel
      Pages 213-243
    4. Computer-Supported Collaborative Information Search for Geopolitical Forecasting

      • Ion Juvina, Othalia Larue, Colin Widmer, Subhashini Ganapathy, Srikanth Nadella, Brandon Minnery et al.
      Pages 245-266
    5. Conversational Interfaces for Information Search

      • Q. Vera Liao, Werner Geyer, Michael Muller, Yasaman Khazaen
      Pages 267-287

About this book

This edited book adopts a cognitive perspective to provide breadth and depth to state-of-the-art research related to understanding, analyzing, predicting and improving one of the most prominent and important classes of behavior of modern humans, information search. It is timely as the broader research area of cognitive computing and cognitive technology have recently attracted much attention, and there has been a surge in interest to develop systems and technology that are more compatible with human cognitive abilities.

Divided into three interlocking sections, the first introduces the foundational concepts of information search from a cognitive computing perspective to highlight the research questions and approaches that are shared among the contributing authors. Relevant concepts from psychology, information and computing sciences are addressed. The second section discusses methods and tools that are used to understand and predict information search behavior and how the cognitive perspective can provide unique insights into the complexities of the behavior in various contexts. The final part highlights a number of areas of applications of which education and training, collaboration and conversational search interfaces are important ones.

Understanding and Improving Information Search - A Cognitive Approach includes contributions from cognitive psychologists, information and computing scientists around the globe, including researchers from Europe (France, Netherlands, Germany), the US, and Asia (India, Japan), providing their unique but coherent perspectives to the core issues and questions most relevant to our current understanding of information search behavior and improving information search.

Keywords

  • Information retrieval
  • Web navigation
  • Information retrieval systems
  • Query Process
  • Cognitive modelling
  • Cognitive technology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge, USA

    Wai Tat Fu

  • Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Herre van Oostendorp

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook
USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-38825-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)