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Different Keystrokes for Different Folks: Visualizing Crowdworker Querying Behavior

R Benham, J MacKenzie, JS Culpepper, A Moffat

CHIIR 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval | Published : 2021


Search engine users retrieve relevant information for an information need using keyword queries. Different users may have similar information needs, but use different query terms. The resultinguser query variations can provide a wealth of useful information to IR researchers. Most recently, the keystroke-level telemetry data gathered as part of the CC-News-En collection provides importantinsights into how users create queries for a search task, at a level of detail not possible using anormal query log. In this demo, we present an interactive tool that enables practitioners to visualize users formulating queries. Our new tool is a temporal simulation of the typing behavior of crowdworkers, gr..

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