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End-users cognitive and physical moves in a thesaurus-enhanced search environment: the effect of subject knowledge

Shiri, A.A. and Revie, C. (2004) End-users cognitive and physical moves in a thesaurus-enhanced search environment: the effect of subject knowledge. In: Innovations Through Information Technology: Proceedings of the 15th Information Resources Management Association International Conference. IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, USA, pp. 430-436. ISBN 1591402611

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Abstract

Evaluation of the effects of search topic characteristics on cognitive and physical search moves within the interface of a thesaurus-enhanced information retrieval environment. Topic characteristics examined here are topic complexity, topic familiarity, search type and prior topic search experience. The data gathering techniques adopted in this investigation included pre- and post-search questionnaires, transaction logs and post-session interviews.