Investigating variation in querying behavior for image searches on the web

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This study analyzed query iterations and query length during image searching processes on the Web from a naturalistic approach. It examined whether query iterations varied across contextual characteristics in an interactive Web searching process and determined if task goals and different content sources of query construction influenced query length and retrieval actions. The study's findings showed that query iterations were significantly different with types of task goals, working stage, and search expertise. Query length was significantly different with content spaces and correlated with retrieval actions on image search engines. The study discussed implications and future areas to be investigated with contextual factors and pattern of query modification in understanding interactive information searching behavior for image search and retrieval.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting
StatePublished - Nov 2010


  • Context in information searching process
  • Image searches
  • Query analysis
  • Task goals
  • User queries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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