Colouring the Dimensions of Relevance

  • Ulises Cerviño Beresi
  • Yunhyong Kim
  • Mark Baillie
  • Ian Ruthven
  • Dawei Song
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5993)

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulises Cerviño Beresi
    • 1
  • Yunhyong Kim
    • 1
  • Mark Baillie
    • 2
  • Ian Ruthven
    • 2
  • Dawei Song
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ComputingThe Robert Gordon University 
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information SciencesThe Strathclyde University 

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