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Public access to cultural heritage collections is a challenging and ongoing research issue, not least due to the range of different reasons a user may want to access materials. For example, for a virtual museum website users may vary from professionals or experts, to interested members of the public visiting on a whim. In this paper, we are interested in(More)
Introduction. This paper investigates techniques used by children in year 4 (age eight to nine) of a UK primary school to reformulate their queries, and how they use information retrieval systems to support query reformulation. Method. An in­depth study analysing the interactions of twelve children carrying out search tasks in a primary school lesson;(More)
The Cultural Heritage in CLEF 2013 (CHiC) interactive task focused on acquiring and analysing interactive information retrieval (IIR) behaviour in a Digital Cultural Heritage collection. The University of Sheffield contributed 120 on-line and 20 in-lab participants to this task. The results of both the on-line and in-lab experiments strongly indicate that(More)
There are many factors in task design that might make it 'complex': having multiple components, having multiple cross-dependent components, tasks that involve comparison, evaluation, estimation, or learning. In this paper, we discuss a case study of a complex task we may consider to be highly natural, a common concern for many people, and one that 'should'(More)
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