Multitasking Web search on Vivisimo.com

@article{Spink2005MultitaskingWS,
  title={Multitasking Web search on Vivisimo.com},
  author={Amanda Spink and Sherry Koshman and Minsoo Park and Chris Field and Bernard J. Jansen},
  journal={International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing (ITCC'05) - Volume II},
  year={2005},
  volume={2},
  pages={486-490 Vol. 2}
}
A user's single session with a Web search engine may consist of seeking information on either single or multiple topics. Most Web search sessions consist of two queries of two words. We present findings from a study of sessions on the Vivisimo Web search engine to examine the degree of multitasking search by typical Web searchers. Findings show that 11.1% of search sessions were multitasking searches, and there are a broad variety of search topics in multitasking search sessions. The paper… CONTINUE READING
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