Re-finding Behaviour in Educational Search

Usta, Arif
Altıngövde, İsmail Sengör
Ozcan, Rifat
One of the search tasks in Web search is repeat search behaviour to find out documents that users once visited, which is called re-finding. Although there have been several works in the context of general-purpose Web search addressing the latter phenomena, the problem is usually overlooked for vertical search engines. In this work, we report re-finding and newfinding behaviours of users in an educational search context and compare results with the findings in the literature for general-purpose web search. Our analysis shows that re-finding pattern of students differs from web search drastically as only 26% of all queries indicate re-finding behaviour compared to 40% in Web.


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A. Usta, İ. S. Altıngövde, R. Ozcan, and Ö. ULUSOY, “Re-finding Behaviour in Educational Search,” 2019, vol. 11799, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: