2014

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Information retrieval for children: Search Behavior and Solutions

I have been awarded the degree of Phd (Cum Laude) after successfully defending my PhD thesis at the University of Twente on February 14, 2014. The first contribution of this thesis provides a characterization, on a large scale, of the ...

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Analysis of Search and Browsing Behavior of Young Users on the Web

by Sergio Duarte Torres, Ingmar Weber and Djoerd Hiemstra  In this journal paper we expanded the study presented in paper What and How Children Search on the Web in two directions. Firstly, We provide a more detailed analysis of ...

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Query Recommendation in the Domain of Information for Children

by Sergio Duarte Torres, Djoerd Hiemstra, Ingmar Weber, Pavel Serdyukov.  Children represent an increasing part of web users. One of the key problems that hamper their search experience is their limited vocabulary, their difficulty to use the right keywords, and ...

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