A Survey of Users and Their Use of
Information in Different Languages
This was the result of a term project that required Masters of Information & Library Science students to work with real-life users in order to provide practical experience with digital information retrieval. It was a valuable, hands-on learning experience that taught students how to work collaboratively with users, how to create a user model, and how to formulate and evolve search strategies.
Jianqiang Wang, PhD
Associate Professor and Interim Department Chair
Department of Library and Information Science
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
Retrieve all documents within the past 40 years relating to users and how they use information in foreign languages.
- "foreign" is relative
- only documents in English will be relevant for this task
- focus on high recall
- document format not limited to articles
- scholarly articles
- conference proceedings
- web resources
- documents discussing only technology are not relevant
This is the technical report given to Dr. Ying Sun, Assistant Professor, who taught LIS 566 Digital Information Retrieval during the Fall 2012 term at the University at Buffalo. It details how the search strategy progressed over the course of the term, user modeling, evaluation of results and process, and also contains the executive summary from the User Report.
This is the report of results given to Dr. Wang that includes the executive summary, results with citations and abstracts, and queries used.