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Title: The myth of find: user behaviour and attitudes towards the basic search feature
Authors: Buchanan, George R. 
Loizides, Fernando 
Keywords:  Computer science--Digital libraries;Information behavior;Experimentations
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: ACM Digital Library
Source: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA
Abstract: The ubiquitous within-document text search feature (Ctrl-F) is considered by users to be a key advantage in electronic information seeking [1]. However what people say they do and what they actually do are not always consistent. It is necessary to understand, acknowledge and identify the cause of this inconsistency. We must identify the physical and cognitive factors to develop better methods and tools, assisting with the search process. This paper discusses the limitations and myths of Ctrl-f in information seeking. A prototype system for within-document search is introduced. Three user studies portray shared behaviour and attitudes, common between participants regarding within-document searching.
DOI: 10.1145/1378889.1378898
Rights: ACM New York, NY, USA ©2008
Type: Conference Papers
Appears in Collections:Δημοσιεύσεις σε συνέδρια /Conference papers - poster -presentation

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