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Clustering the information space using top-ranking sentences: a study of user interaction

Tombros, A. and Jose, J. and Ruthven, I. and White, R.W. (2003) Clustering the information space using top-ranking sentences: a study of user interaction. In: 9th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Interact 2003, 2003-09-01 - 2003-09-05, Zurich.

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By considering sentences selected by a query-biased sentence extraction model from the top-retrieved documents, we create a personalised information space which is characterised by the presence of search terms. We cluster this information space, and enable searchers to interact with the resulting clusters. In order to examine whether users can recognise, and benefit from, the clustered organisation, we compare user interaction and performance between an actual clustering and a pseudo-clustering of the information space for completing information seeking tasks. The results provide evidence for the utility and meaningfulness of the clustered organisation.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 2468
Keywords: information space, user interaction, information retrieval, clustering, Electronic computers. Computer science
Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
Faculty of Engineering > Architecture
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2007
Last modified: 23 Jul 2015 16:20

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