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A subjunctive exploratory search interface to support media studies researchers

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A subjunctive exploratory search interface to support media studies researchers
Media studies concerns the study of production, content, and/or reception of various types of media. Today’s continuous production and storage of media is changing the way media studies researchers work and requires the development of new search models and tools. We investigate the research cycle of media studies researchers and find that it is an iterative process consisting of several search processes in which data is gathered and the research question is refined. Changes in the research question, however, trigger new data gathering processes. Based on these outcomes we propose a subjunctive exploratory search interface to support media studies researchers in refining their research question in an earlier stage of their research. To assess the subjunctive interface we conduct a user study and compare to a traditional exploratory search interface. We find that with the subjunctive interface users explore more diverse topics than with the standard interface and that users formul...
Marc Bron, Jasmijn van Gorp, Frank Nack, Maarten d
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Type Journal
Year 2012
Where SIGIR
Authors Marc Bron, Jasmijn van Gorp, Frank Nack, Maarten de Rijke, Andrei Vishneuski, Sonja de Leeuw
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