Effects of foreign language and task scenario on relevance assessment

  title={Effects of foreign language and task scenario on relevance assessment},
  author={Preben Hansen and Jussi Karlgren},
  journal={Journal of Documentation},
This paper describes a controlled interactive information retrieval experiment on how readers assess relevance of retrieved documents in a foreign language they know well. A two-level scenario description framework is applied in the experiment to facilitate study of context effects on the assessment process. Results show that relevance assessment takes longer in a foreign language than in a user's first language. Furthermore, we found that despite given the extra time in reading the foreign… CONTINUE READING
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