Do User (Browse and Click) Sessions Relate to Their Questions in a Domain-specific Collection?

Jeremy Steinhauer, Lois M.L. Delcambre, Marianne Lykke, Marit Kristine Ådland

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We seek to improve information retrieval in a domain-specific col-lection by clustering user sessions as recorded in a click log and then classifying later user sessions in real-time. As a preliminary step, we explore, the main as-sumption of this approach: whether user sessions in such a site relate to the question that they are answering. The contribution of this paper is the evalua-tion of the suitability of common machine learning metrics (measuring the dis-tance between two sessions) to distinguish sessions of users searching for the answer to same or different questions. We found that sessions for people an-swering the same question are significantly different that those answering dif-ferent questions, but results are dependent on the distance metric used. We ex-plain why some distance metrics performed better than others.
TitelResearch and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries : International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2013
RedaktørerTrond Aalberg, Christos Papatheodorou, Milena Dobreva, Giannis Tsakonas, Charles J. Farrugia
Antal sider12
UdgivelsesstedSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ForlagSpringer Publishing Company
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-642-40500-6
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-642-40501-3
StatusUdgivet - 2013
BegivenhedThe International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries - Valletta, Malta
Varighed: 22 sep. 201326 sep. 2013


KonferenceThe International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
NavnLecture Notes in Computer Science