QWERTY: The effects of typing on web search behavior

Ong, K, Jarvelin, K, Sanderson, M and Scholer, F 2018, 'QWERTY: The effects of typing on web search behavior', in Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR'18), New Brunswick, United States, 11-15 March 2018, pp. 281-284.


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Title QWERTY: The effects of typing on web search behavior
Author(s) Ong, K
Jarvelin, K
Sanderson, M
Scholer, F
Year 2018
Conference name Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval
Conference location New Brunswick, United States
Conference dates 11-15 March 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR'18)
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
Place of publication New York, United States
Start page 281
End page 284
Total pages 4
Abstract Typing is a common form of query input for search engines and other information retrieval systems; we therefore investigate the relationship between typing behavior and search interactions. The search process is interactive and typically requires entering one or more queries, and assessing both summaries from Search Engine Result Pages and the underlying documents, to ultimately satisfy some information need. Under the Search Economic Theory model of interactive information retrieval, differences in query costs will result in search behavior changes. We investigate how differences in query inputs themselves may relate to Search Economic Theory by conducting a lab-based experiment to observe how text entries influence subsequent search interactions. Our results indicate that for faster typing speeds, more queries are entered in a session, while both query lengths and assessment times are lower.
Subjects Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
Human Information Behaviour
Information Retrieval and Web Search
Keyword(s) Search Economic Theory
Text Input
Web Search Behavior
DOI - identifier 10.1145/3176349.3176872
Copyright notice © 2018 Association for Computing Machinery.
ISBN 9781450349253
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