A Model for Interactive Web Information Retrieval

  • Orland Hoeber
  • Xue Dong Yang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4073)


The interaction model supported by web search engines has changed very little since the early days of web search. Users are required to formulate their queries with very little support from the system, and are provided with a list-based representation of the web search results that promotes a sequential evaluation of the document surrogates. The short queries used by web searchers, and the few pages viewed as a result of a web search are indications of the inadequate support provided for the users’ information retrieval tasks. We propose a model for web information retrieval that uses visualization and interactive visual manipulation to support the users as they take an active role in satisfying their information needs.


Search Result Query Term Query Formulation Information Retrieval Model Interactive Query 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orland Hoeber
    • 1
  • Xue Dong Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ReginaReginaCanada

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