Evaluating Relevance Feedback: An Image Retrieval Interface for Children

S. Bockting, M.J. Ooms, Djoerd Hiemstra, P.E. van der Vet, Theo W.C. Huibers

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Studies on information retrieval for children are not yet common. As young children possess a limited vocabulary and limited intellectual power, they may experience more difficulty in fulfilling their information need than adults. This paper presents an image retrieval user interface that is specifically designed for children. The interface uses relevance feedback and has been evaluated by letting children perform different search tasks. The tasks were performed using two interfaces; a more traditional interface - acting as a control interface - and the relevance feedback interface. One of the remarkable results of this study is that children did not favor relevance feedback controls over traditional navigational controls.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop
PublisherMaastricht University
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-90-5681-282-9
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2008
Event8th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop, DIR 2008 - Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 14 Apr 200815 Apr 2008
Conference number: 8

Publication series

PublisherUniversity of Maastricht


Conference8th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop, DIR 2008
Abbreviated titleDIR


  • METIS-250982
  • IR-64768
  • EWI-12759

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