“Why was This Item Retrieved?”: New Ways to Explore Retrieval Results
In an information seeking situation, humans can rely on a broad variety of behavioural patterns, and are generally very good at choosing appropriate ones and combining them. Most of these patterns, however, can be regarded as a specific realization of one of two general search principles, i.e. specify the properties of an item and interest, retrieve matching items and scan them for relevant ones vs. explore the neighbourhood and decide for each item found, whether it is of interest. We will refer to the first strategy as “matching”, while the second will be called “exploration” in the sequel.
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