Relevance Clues – Developing an Experimental Design to Examine the Criteria Behind Relevance Judgments

Behnert, C.: Relevance Clues – Developing an Experimental Design to Examine the Criteria Behind Relevance Judgments In: M. Gäde/V. Trkulja/V. Petras (Eds.): Everything Changes, Everything Stays the Same? Understanding Information Spaces. Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium of Information Science (ISI 2017), Berlin, 13th—15th March 2017. Glückstadt: Verlag Werner Hülsbusch.

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Abstract

When users of information systems judge the relevance of search results, diverse criteria beyond topical relevance come into play. In this paper, we introduce the doctoral project Relevance Clues, which, through an experimental design, seeks to gain significant knowledge on the criteria by which users make relevance judgments.