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Pub. period:2005-2012
Pub. count:6
Number of co-authors:10


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Freund, Luanne, Cherry, Joan and Duff, Wendy (2012): Future directions for information programs: data from students at six Canadian schools. In: Proceedings of the 2012 iConference 2012. pp. 636-638.

This study explored student perceptions of their master's programs in information studies at six Canadian universities. We conducted a web-based survey in March 2010. The questionnaires for Midstream Students and Graduating Students gathered data on the extent of their support for ten potential future directions for information programs. The levels of support for each of the ten directions was surprisingly similar at the six schools. In this extended abstract we present the quantitative data showing the extent of support for each of the ten directions; in addition, the poster presentation will include embedded audio narrations of participants' comments. The study gives voice to student opinions about the future directions of the programs they are experiencing.

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Freund, Luanne, Berzowska, Justyna and Hopton, Leah (2011): E-informing the public: communicative intents in the production of online government information. In: JCDL11 Proceedings of the 2010 Joint International Conference on Digital Libraries 2011. pp. 443-444.

Governments produce vast amounts of electronic information geared for the public, but research points to a mismatch between the communicative intents of the government and the information needs of the public. Initial results of semi-structured interviews with government content creators suggest that learning more about why and how government information is produced may lead to the establishment of greater common ground.

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Freund, Luanne, Berzowska, Justyna, Lee, Jennifer, Read, Kevin and Schiller, Heidi (2011): Digging into Digg: genres of online news. In: Proceedings of the 2011 iConference 2011. pp. 674-675.

A better understanding of the types and forms of communication prevalent in the online news domain will support the design of systems able to retrieve content suited to individual needs. Genre analysis and classification are proposed as methods of studying online news content. We present a research framework for ongoing work in this area.

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Toms, Elaine G. and Freund, Luanne (2009): Predicting stopping behaviour: a preliminary analysis. In: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval 2009. pp. 750-751.

The analysis of search transaction logs often characterizes a search session but rarely looks at the end point. When do users stop, and what cues are present suggesting that stopping is eminent? In this preliminary analysis of the logs of 288 search sessions conducted in a laboratory setting, we identified the activity performed by participants as well as search transitions that were invoked over the course of a search session. The 4331 search transitions (15 per task on average) contained a total of 9295 actions. We isolated the final transition in each search session for detailed analysis. As hypothesized some behaviours are predictable, and suggestive of stopping behavior, with the potential for modeling.

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Yeung, Peter C. K., Freund, Luanne and Clarke, Charles L. A. (2007): X-Site: a workplace search tool for software engineers. In: Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval 2007. p. 900.

Professionals in the workplace need high-precision search tools capable of retrieving information that is useful and appropriate to the task at hand. One approach to identifying content, which is not only relevant but also useful, is to make use of the task context of the search. We present X-Site, an enterprise search engine for the software engineering domain that exploits relationships between user's tasks and document genres in the collection to improve retrieval precision.

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Freund, Luanne, Toms, Elaine G. and Clarke, Charles L. A. (2005): Modeling task-genre relationships for IR in the workplace. In: Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval 2005. pp. 441-448.

Context influences the search process, but to date research has not definitively identified which aspects of context are the most influential for information retrieval, and thus are worthy of integration in today's retrieval systems. In this research, we isolated for examination two aspects of context: task and document genre and examined the relationship between them within a software engineering work domain. In this domain, the nature of the task has an impact on decisions of relevance and usefulness, and the document collection contains a distinctive set of genre. Our data set was a document repository created and used by our target population. The document surrogates were meta-tagged by purpose and document type. Correspondence analysis of this categorical data identified some specific relationships between genres and tasks, as well as four broad dimensions of variability underlying these relationships. These results have the potential to inform the design of a contextual retrieval system by refining search results for this domain.

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