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This study aims to investigate the query formulation and reformula-tion patterns such as generalisations, specifications, parallel movements and replacements with synonyms within the search procedure. Results showed that users reformulated their queries by using terms contained in the retrieved results while in the query reformulation process they mainly(More)
The aim of the study is to elaborate on the procedure needed in order to analyze morpho-syntactically the typing-error queries submitted in Greek during the search process. In the context of our analysis a failed query is a query which returned no hits. The analysis showed that failed queries represent 36% of the submitted queries. More specifically, 19.6%(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the search behaviour of users. Undergraduate and postgraduate users from the were invited to indicate the way they formulate and reformulate their queries. Students were asked to formulate queries and complete a questionnaire. Responses from the questionnaires and data collected from log files provided us with(More)
This study aims at investigating query formulation and reformulation patterns within the search procedure focusing mainly on the semantic aspect of submitted queries. Results identified generalisations, specifications, parallel movements and replacements with synonyms; the parallel movement came first in the users' preferences for reformulating a query.(More)
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