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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/3142
Title:
Custom interfaces for advanced queries in search engines
Authors:
Thelwall, Mike; Binns, Ray; Harries, Gareth; Page-Kennedy, Theresa; Price, Liz; Wilkinson, David
Abstract:
Those seeking information from the Internet often start from a search engine, using either its organised directory structure or its text query facility. In response to the difficulty in identifying the most relevant pages for some information needs, many search engines offer Boolean text matching and some, including Google, AltaVista and HotBot, offer the facility to integrate additional information into a more advanced request. Amongst web users, however, it is known that the employment of complex enquiries is far from universal, with very short queries being the norm. It is demonstrated that the gap between the provision of advanced search facilities and their use can be bridged, for specific information needs, by the construction of a simple interface in the form of a website that automatically formulates the necessary requests. It is argued that this kind of resource, perhaps employing additional knowledge domain specific information, is one that could be useful for websites or portals of common interest groups. The approach is illustrated by a website that enables a user to search the individual websites of university level institutions in European Union associated countries.
Citation:
Aslib Proceedings, 53(10): 413-422
Publisher:
MCB UP Ltd
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/3142
DOI:
10.1108/EUM0000000007070
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/EUM0000000007070
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0001253X,00000000
Appears in Collections:
Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group ; Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mike-
dc.contributor.authorBinns, Ray-
dc.contributor.authorHarries, Gareth-
dc.contributor.authorPage-Kennedy, Theresa-
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Liz-
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, David-
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-20T15:33:25Z-
dc.date.available2006-06-20T15:33:25Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.citationAslib Proceedings, 53(10): 413-422en
dc.identifier.issn0001253X,00000000-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/EUM0000000007070-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/3142-
dc.description.abstractThose seeking information from the Internet often start from a search engine, using either its organised directory structure or its text query facility. In response to the difficulty in identifying the most relevant pages for some information needs, many search engines offer Boolean text matching and some, including Google, AltaVista and HotBot, offer the facility to integrate additional information into a more advanced request. Amongst web users, however, it is known that the employment of complex enquiries is far from universal, with very short queries being the norm. It is demonstrated that the gap between the provision of advanced search facilities and their use can be bridged, for specific information needs, by the construction of a simple interface in the form of a website that automatically formulates the necessary requests. It is argued that this kind of resource, perhaps employing additional knowledge domain specific information, is one that could be useful for websites or portals of common interest groups. The approach is illustrated by a website that enables a user to search the individual websites of university level institutions in European Union associated countries.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMCB UP Ltden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/EUM0000000007070en
dc.subjectBoolean logicen
dc.subjectInformation technologyen
dc.subjectWorld Wide Weben
dc.titleCustom interfaces for advanced queries in search enginesen
dc.typeArticleen
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