Performance of question-based vs keyword-based search engines and effect of web user characteristics on search engine performance


Ozmutlu S.

ONLINE INFORMATION REVIEW, vol.29, no.6, pp.656-675, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/14684520510638098
  • Title of Journal : ONLINE INFORMATION REVIEW
  • Page Numbers: pp.656-675

Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this study is to investigate whether question and keyword-format queries are more successfully processed by search engines encouraging answers to searching and keyword-format querying, respectively. This study aims to investigate whether web user characteristics and choice of search engine affects the relevancy scores and precision of the results.