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Patterns In Query Reformulation In Online Searching Behavior

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  • Sinziana Spiridon

    () (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration , Iasi, Romania)

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The present study investigates the characteristics of online searching behavior with emphasis on query reformulation. The topic has been highly studied starting with Bates (1979), Jansen and Spink (1999), Rieh and Xie (2001), Vakkari (2003), Spink, Zhang and Jansen (2007). Earlier studies focused on analyzing patterns with focus on form and topic changes (generalization, specialization, parallel movement etc.), some of the latest studies began focusing on semantic aspects in defining the types of reformulations.

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  • Sinziana Spiridon, 2010. "Patterns In Query Reformulation In Online Searching Behavior," Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" din Iasi - Stiinte Economice, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 2010, pages 407-416, july.
  • Handle: RePEc:aic:journl:y:2010:v:se:p:407-416
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    Keywords

    Query modification; query reformulation; search engine; Web search; patterns.;

    JEL classification:

    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software

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