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Inf 385t - Special Topics in Information Science
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By Gary Marchionini EXPLORATORY SEARCH FROM FINDING TO UNDERSTANDING F Research tools critical for exploratory search success involve the creation of new interfaces that move the process beyond predictable fact retrieval rom the earliest days of computers search has been a fundamental application that has driven research and development For example a paper published in the inaugural year of the IBM Journal 36 years ago outlined challenges of text retrieval that continue to the present 4 Today s data storage and retrieval applications range from database systems that manage the bulk of the world s structured data to Web search engines that provide access to petabytes of text and multimedia data As computers have become consumer products and the Internet has become a mass medium searching the Web has become a daily activity for everyone from children to research scientists COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ACM April 2006 Vol 49 No 4 41 Exploratory Search Lookup Learn Investigate As people demand more of Web services short most promising paths of investigation for the seaqueries typed into search boxes are not robust enough soned scholar or designer For these respective layers Accretion of information needs we can define kinds of inforto meet all of their demands In Knowledge acquisition Factstudies retrieval of early hyperAnalysis Comprehension Interpretation item search mation seeking activities each with associated stratetext systems we distinguishedKnown analytical search strateExclusion Negation Comparison Navigation gies and tactics that might gies that depend on a carefully planned series of Synthesis be supported with Aggregation Integration Transaction computational tools Evaluation queries posed with precise Verification syntax from browsing Socialize Discovery Question answering Figure 1 depicts threePlanning Forecasting kinds of search activities that strategies that depend on on the fly selections 7 investigate and highlights The Web has legitimized browsing



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