Recommended Book: Search User Interfaces

Marti Hearst, Search User Interfaces, 1st ed. Cambridge University Press, Septermber 2009. [Online:]This is a clear and thoughtful discussion of many aspects of Search User Interfaces. It thoroughly synthesizes most of the recent research in the field with fluency and insight. And doesn’t hurt that she (and the evidence agree) with me about personalization and visualization of search results, both of which I find over-hyped and low on ROI. The best kind of academic work: rigorous and very useful at the same time.Chapters# 1: Design of Search User Interfaces# 2: Evaluation of Search User Interfaces# 3: Models of the Information Seeking Process# 4: Query Specification# 5: Presentation of Search Results# 6: Query Reformulation# 7: Supporting the Search Proce

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