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Domain Based Assessment of Users’ Dependency on Search Engines

  • Nidhi BajpaiEmail author
  • Deepak Arora
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 553)

Abstract

A search engine plays a pivotal role in finding information for the purpose of education, business, and entertainment. A users’ quest for any topic or browsing any website starts from a search engine, revolves around the search engine and in most of the cases ends with their preferred choice of search engine. The dependency of users upon search engine for their professional, personal, academic tasks appears to be ever increasing. This research work aims to determine users’ dependency on search engine. The authors present a method to analyze and evaluate users’ dependency on search engines based on an experiment which was conducted on working professionals employed in various domains like software companies, law firms, banks, educational institutes, government, etc.

Keywords

Search engine Dependency Internet Time dependency 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Amity School of EngineeringAmity UniversityLucknowIndia

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