Web searching: A process-oriented experimental study of three interactive search paradigms

  title={Web searching: A process-oriented experimental study of three interactive search paradigms},
  author={Simon Dennis and Peter Bruza and Robert McArthur},
This article compares search effectiveness when using query-based Internet search (via the Google search engine), directory-based search (via Yahoo) and phrase-based query reformulation assisted search (via the Hyperindex browser) by means of a controlled, userbased experimental study. The focus was to evaluate aspects of the search process. Cognitive load was measured using a secondary digit-monitoring task to quantify the effort of the user in various search states; independent relevance… CONTINUE READING


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