Effects of Cognitive and Problem Solving Style on Internet Search Tool

  • Tek Yong Lim
  • Enya Kong Tang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1923)


This paper presents a research proposal on user-oriented evaluation method to compare the usability of Internet search tools. Cognitive style and problem solving style are identified individual difference factors. Meta-search, portal and individual search engines are Internet search tool available. Usability of each search tools based on relevancy and satisfaction is another factor of this study. The ultimate aim of the research is to contribute to the knowledge concerning individual differences and information retrieval technology. In particular we hope to get a better understanding of which presentation structures and user interface attributes work best and why.


Information Retrieval Cognitive Style Search Tool Information Retrieval System Result Page 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tek Yong Lim
    • 1
  • Enya Kong Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer SciencesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia

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