Search task difficulty: The expected vs. the reflected

Jingjing Liu, Nicholas J. Belkin

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Abstract

We report findings on how the user's perception of task difficulty changes before and after searching for information to solve tasks. We found that while in one type of task, the dependent task, this did not change, in another, the parallel task, it did. The findings have implications on designing systems that can provide assistance to users with their search and task solving strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGIR'11 - Proceedings of the 34th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1183-1184
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450309349
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event34th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2011 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 24 2011Jul 28 2011

Publication series

NameSIGIR'11 - Proceedings of the 34th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval

Other

Other34th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2011
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period7/24/117/28/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

Keywords

  • Predicted difficulty
  • Reflected difficulty
  • Task difficulty
  • Task type

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