Enterprise search behaviour of software engineers

@inproceedings{Freund2006EnterpriseSB,
  title={Enterprise search behaviour of software engineers},
  author={Luanne Freund and Elaine Toms},
  booktitle={SIGIR},
  year={2006}
}
Technical professionals spend ~25% of their time at work searching for information, and have specialized information needs that are not well-served by generic enterprise search tools. In this study, we investigated how a group of software engineers use a workplace search system. We identify patterns of search behaviour specific to this group and distinct from general web and intranet search patterns, and make design recommendations for search systems that will better serve the needs of this… CONTINUE READING
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