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Search interface to capture searchers behaviour


Mat Yamin, Fadhilah and Ramayah, T. and Wan Ishak, Wan Hussain (2013) Search interface to capture searchers behaviour. International Journal of Computing Academic Research (IJCAR), 2 (2). pp. 67-74. ISSN 2305 - 9184

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Abstract

Study on searchers behaviour on the internet is one of the interests among internet researcher.Typically, many methods have been used to study the searcher behaviour such as questionnaire and search log analysis.Search log analysis provide in depth information on the keywords that have been used, change or manipulation of the keywords, the number of attempt, and the time taken to complete the s earching. However, the search log is own by the search engine provider, thus obtaining the search log might be difficult.To overcome the problem, new method called search engine interfacing is introduced.This method is aim to interface the search engine using an interface that can accept keywords enter by searcher and send the keywords to the search engine for the results.Before sending the keywords to the search engine, the keywords and other related information will be stored in the database.The search interface has been implemented and used to study user search behaviour based on the given search task.The searching exercise shows that the search interface has successfully capture searchers keywords that reflect their search behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Retrieval System, Search Engine, Search Log, Search Interface, Search Behaviour
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Dr. Fadhilah Mat Yamin
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 01:32
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 07:33
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12093

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