Web Search Engine Research

Web Search Engine Research


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"Web Search Engine Research", edited by Dirk Lewandowski, provides an understanding of Web search engines from the unique perspective of Library and Information Science. The book explores a range of topics including retrieval effectiveness, user satisfaction, the evaluation of search interfaces, the impact of search on society, reliability of search results, query log analysis, user guidance in the search process, and the influence of search engine optimization (SEO) on results quality. While research in computer science has mainly focused on technical aspects of search engines, LIS research is centred on users' behaviour when using search engines and how this interaction can be evaluated. LIS research provides a unique perspective in intermediating between the technical aspects, user aspects and their impact on their role in knowledge acquisition. This book is directly relevant to researchers and practitioners in library and information science, computer science, including Web researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780526362
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 04/25/2012
Series: Library and Information Science , #4
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Chapter 1 New Perspectives on Web Search Engine Research.

Chapter 2 The Many Ways of Searching the Web Together: A Comparison of Social Search Engines.

Chapter 3 Local Web Search Examined.

Chapter 4 The Computational Analysis of Web Search Statistics in the Intelligent Framework Supporting Decision Making.

Chapter 5 Evaluating Web Retrieval Effectiveness.

Chapter 6 Diversity-Aware Search: New Possibilities and Challenges for Web Search.

Chapter 7 Personalised Search Engine Evaluation: Methodologies and Metrics.

Chapter 8 Search Engines and Rank Correlation.

Chapter 9 Beyond Search: A Technology Probe Investigation.

Chapter 10 How Search Engine Users Evaluate and Select Web Search Results: The Impact of the Search Engine Interface on Credibility Assessments.

Chapter 11 What Would Kant Think? Testing Truth Claims in Research Traditions, and Proposing Deeper Meanings for the Concept of “Search”.

About the Authors.

Web Search Engine Research.

Library and Information Science.

Library and Information Science.

Copyright page.

Editorial Advisory Board.

Subject Index.

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