What makes book search in social media complex?
Amsterdam : s.n.
InGrotov, A.; et al. (ed.), Proceedings of the 14th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop, pp. 21
14th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop, DIR-201, 24 november 2015
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Grotov, A.; et al. (ed.), Proceedings of the 14th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop
SubjectLanguage & Speech Technology; Language in Society; Nederlab
Real-world information needs are generally complex, yet almost all research focuses on either relatively simple search based on queries or recommendation based on profiles. It is difficult to gain insight into complex information needs from observational studies with existing systems; potentially complex needs are obscured by the systems’ limitations. The general aim of this paper is to investigate whether explicit book search requests in social media can be used to gain insight in complex information needs that cannot be solved by a straightforward look-up search. We analyse a large set of annotated book requests from the LibraryThing discussion forums. We investigate 1) the comprehensiveness of book requests on the forums, 2) what relevance aspects are expressed in real-world book search requests, and 3) how different types of search topics are related to types of users, human recommendations, and results returned by retrieval and recommender systems.
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