Characterizing the influence of domain expertise on web search behavior

@inproceedings{White2009CharacterizingTI,
  title={Characterizing the influence of domain expertise on web search behavior},
  author={Ryen W. White and Susan T. Dumais and Jaime Teevan},
  booktitle={Web Search and Data Mining},
  year={2009}
}
Domain experts search differently than people with little or no domain knowledge. Previous research suggests that domain experts employ different search strategies and are more successful in finding what they are looking for than non-experts. In this paper we present a large-scale, longitudinal, log-based analysis of the effect of domain expertise on web search behavior in four different domains (medicine, finance, law, and computer science). We characterize the nature of the queries, search… 

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