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Supporting interactive summarization for explainable exploratory search

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dc.title Supporting interactive summarization for explainable exploratory search en
ethesis.discipline none und
ethesis.department none und
ethesis.faculty Matemaattis-luonnontieteellinen tiedekunta fi
ethesis.faculty Faculty of Science en
ethesis.faculty Matematisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten sv
ethesis.faculty.URI Helsingin yliopisto fi University of Helsinki en Helsingfors universitet sv
dct.creator Li, Jing
dct.issued 2020
dct.language.ISO639-2 eng
dct.abstract Exploratory search is characterised by user uncertainty with respect to search domain and information seeking goals. This uncertainty can negatively impact users’ abilities to assess the quality of search results, causing them to scroll through more documents than necessary and struggle to give consistent relevance feedback. As users’ information needs are assumed to be highly dynamic and expected to evolve over time, successful searches can be indistinguishable from those that have drifted erroneously away from their original search intent. Indeed, given their lack of domain knowledge, searchers may be slow, or even unable, to recognise when search results have become skewed towards another topic. With these issues in mind, we designed and implemented an interactive search system which integrated a keyword summaries algorithm, Exploratory Search Captions (ESC) to support users in exploratory search. This thesis investigated into the usefulness of ESC in terms of user experience, user behaviour and also explored impact of design decision in terms of user satisfaction. We evaluated the ESC system with a user study in the context of exploratory search of scientific literature in Computer Science. According to the user study results, participants almost unanimously preferred the retrieval system that incorporated ESC; and the presence of captions dramatically impacts user behaviour: users issue more queries, investigate fewer documents per query, but see more documents overall. We demonstrated the usefulness of ESC, the improved usability of ESC system, and the positive impact of our design decisions. en
dct.subject exploratory search
dct.subject user study
dct.subject keyword summaries
dct.language en
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ethesis.language English en
ethesis.language englanti fi
ethesis.language engelska sv
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
ethesis.thesistype master's thesis en
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
dct.identifier.ethesis E-thesisID:78d09aad-da7c-4539-97fe-efeec8427ce9
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-202006173007
dc.type.dcmitype Text
ethesis.facultystudyline Hajautetut järjestelmät ja tietoliikenne fi
ethesis.facultystudyline Networking and Services en
ethesis.facultystudyline Distribuerade system och datakommunikation sv
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram Tietojenkäsittelytieteen maisteriohjelma fi
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram Master's Programme in Computer Science en
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram Magisterprogrammet i datavetenskap sv

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