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      Children’s information retrieval: beyond examining search strategies and interfaces

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      2nd BCS IRSG Symposium: Future Directions in Information Access 2008 (FDIA)

      Future Directions in Information Access

      22nd September 2008

      Information retrieval, search strategies, search interface, information need, conceptualizing, querying

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          The study of children’s information retrieval is still for the greater part untouched territory. Meanwhile, children can become lost in the digital information world, because they are confronted with search interfaces, both designed by and for adults. Most current research on children’s information retrieval focuses on examining children’s search performance on existing search interfaces to determine what kind of interfaces are suitable for children’s search behaviour. However, to discover the true nature of children’s search behaviour, we state that research has to go beyond examining search strategies used with existing search interfaces by examining children’s cognitive processes during information-seeking. A paradigm of children’s information retrieval should provide an overview of all the components beyond search interfaces and search strategies that are part of children’s information retrieval process. Better understanding of the nature of children’s search behaviour can help adults design interfaces and information retrieval systems that both support children’s natural search strategies and help them find their way in the digital information world.

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          September 2008
          September 2008
          : 64-72
          Human Media Interaction, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Twente

          PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
          Utrecht Institute of Linguistics UiL OTS, Utrecht University

          Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, The Netherlands
          © Hanna Jochmann-Mannak et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. 2nd BCS IRSG Symposium: Future Directions in Information Access 2008

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          2nd BCS IRSG Symposium: Future Directions in Information Access 2008
          22nd September 2008
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Future Directions in Information Access
          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing


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