Exploring and investigating: Supporting high-level search activities

Much work has been done to improve search as an isolated act, yet little has been done to understand search as it relates to higher-level patterns of behavior, or to develop user interfaces to support these patterns. In this paper, we analyze exploratory and investigative search processes that involve performing several related searches over a period of time. We then discuss requirements for interfaces to support these tasks, and describe three prototype systems.

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NumberMSR-TR-2007-05
Pages7
InstitutionMicrosoft Research
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