Search Patterns in Hypertext Exhibits

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Search Patterns in Hypertext Exhibits
As access to hypermedia documents becomes generally available, it becomes increasingly important to understand how casual users search for information. We have studied search patterns used in a small hypermedia museum exhibit. Our goal has been to identify preferred search strategies that can be supported for effective information retrieval from web-based information systems. Our data indicates that users make little use of the embedded links enabling associative selection. Instead, topic selection was predominantly serially through first-in-index and next-page sequences. Further, sessions were short in both time and number of documents viewed, indicating little general interest in `exploring' the exhibit. Keywords hypermedia, browsing patterns, electronic museum exhibits Hypermedia databases Printed documents, containing administrative records, texts, tables, charts, images, music scores, and/or maps have long been used for information dissemination by libraries, museums, news m...
Joan C. Nordbotten, Svein Nordbotten
Added 03 Aug 2010
Updated 03 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 1999
Authors Joan C. Nordbotten, Svein Nordbotten
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