Inside Out: Exploring the Emotional Side of Search Engines in the Classroom

Monica Landoni, Maria Soledad Pera, Emiliana Murgia, Theo W.C. Huibers

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Abstract

In the classroom, children mainly use general search systems such as Google, Baidu or Bing. For many years and from different perspectives, a call has been made that it is necessary to provide children in an educational context with child-friendly search systems. Research responding to this call often focuses on the relevance, readability and reliability of the retrieved documents. Instead, inspired by a recent study based on adult users on the role emotions play in web search, we explore whether and how children searching in a school context react to the emotional content often part of Search Engine Result Pages. We do so by examining emotions inferred from queries and corresponding retrieved resources in query logs produced by children ages 9 to 11 in a classroom setting in 3 different countries. We also consider teachers' observations that contextualize this analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUMAP 2020 - Proceedings of the 28th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages136-144
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6861-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2020
Event28th ACM International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization, UMAP 2020 - Genoa, Italy
Duration: 14 Jul 202017 Jul 2020
Conference number: 28

Conference

Conference28th ACM International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization, UMAP 2020
Abbreviated titleUMAP
CountryItaly
CityGenoa
Period14/07/2017/07/20

Keywords

  • Children
  • Classroom
  • Click behaviour
  • Curriculum tasks
  • Emotion
  • Emotional profile
  • Query logs
  • Search engine result pages.
  • Sentiment
  • Web search

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