Posts Tagged "children"

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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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Vertical Selection in the Information Domain of Children

by Sergio Duarte Torres, Djoerd Hiemstra and Theo Huibers  In this paper we explore the vertical selection methods in aggregated search in the specific domain of topics for children between 7 and 12 years old. A test collection consisting ...

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What and how children search on the web

by Sergio Duarte Torres and Ingmar Weber  The Internet has become an important part of the daily life of children as a source of information and leisure activities. Nonetheless, given that most of the content available on the web ...

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Query recommendation for children

by Sergio Duarte Torres, Djoerd Hiemstra, Ingmar Weber, Pavel Serdyukov.  One of the biggest problems that children experience while searching the web occurs during the query formulation process. Children have been found to struggle formulating queries based on keywords given ...

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EmSe: supporting children’s information needs within a hospital environment

by The PuppyIR team. The Emma Search (EmSe) demonstrator developed for the Emma Children's Hospital showcases the PuppyIR project and PuppyIR framework for building information services for children. Read the paper.

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EmSe: initial evaluation of a child-friendly medical search system

by The PuppyIR team. When undergoing medical treatment in combination with extended stays in hospitals, children have been frequently found to develop an interest in their condition and the course of treatment. A natural means of searching for ...

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Web search query assistance functionality for young audiences

by Carsten Eickhoff, Tamara Polajnar, Karl Gyllstrom, Sergio Duarte Torres and Richard Glassey. The Internet plays an important role in people's daily lives. This is not only true for adults, but also holds for children; however, current web search engines ...

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Query log analysis in the context of Information Retrieval for children

by Sergio Duarte Torres, Djoerd Hiemstra and Pavel Serdyukov.  In this paper we analyze queries and sessions intended to satisfy children’s information needs using a large-scale query log. The aim of this analysis is twofold: i) To identify differences between ...

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