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- 0: Preface: an overview of the structure of the book,
and a guide to who should read which parts.
Design of Search User Interfaces: introduces the ideas and
practices surrounding search interface design, places modern design in
a historical context, and summarizes design guidelines for search
Evaluation of Search User Interfaces: includes informal studies, formal studies, longitudinal
studies and log-based analysis including bucket testing. Presents
extensive device about how to avoid evaluation mistakes.
Models of the Information Seeking Process: summarizes the
theoretical models about information seeking, and discusses
information needs and query intent.
Query Specification: includes textual queries, natural
language questions, query specification forms, dynamic feedback, and
operators and commands.
5: Presentation of Search Results:
includes document surrogates, properties of results listings, summaries (snippets) as
used in search results and user response to search results ordering.
Query Reformulation: includes the reasons for reformulation,
spelling suggestions, automated query refinements and expansions,
using popular destinations, relevance feedback, and more-like-this.
Supporting the Search Process: a capstone to the previous three
chapters, describing interfaces that encompass and augment the search
process, including search starting points, history, re-finding, and
Integrating Navigation with Search: includes using categories to
sort, filter, and group search results, table-of-contents views,
faceted navigation and search, and clustering, concluding with the
strengths of catgories vs. clusters in search and browsing interfaces.
Personalization in Search: explores the emerging area of using
individual searchers' information to influence search results,
including implicit vs. explicit recommendations, customization, and search agents.
- 10: Information Visualization for Search Interfaces:
the first of two closely related chapters. Includes foundational principles for visualization of abstract information, why visualization of text is difficult, how visualization has been used in search interfaces, and why in most cases it is not successful from a usability perspective.
Information Visualization for Text Analysis: the second of two
closely related chapters. Describes visualization for
analytical studies of text, which is a more specialized task than search.
Emerging Trends in Search Interfaces: includes mobile search
interfaces, multimedia search, social search, and the increasing
length of search queries, leading to more natural expression of
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