Lewandowski, Dirk The Influence of Commercial Intent of Search Results on Their Perceived Relevance., 2011 [Preprint]
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We carried out a retrieval effectiveness test on the three major web search engines (i.e., Google, Microsoft and Yahoo). In addition to relevance judgments, we classified the results according to their commercial intent and whether or not they carried any advertising. We found that all search engines provide a large number of results with a commercial intent. Google provides significantly more commercial results than the other search engines do. However, the commercial intent of a result did not influence jurors in their relevance judgments.
|Keywords:||Worldwide Web, search engines, commerciality, evaluation|
|Subjects:||L. Information technology and library technology. > LC. Internet, including WWW.
L. Information technology and library technology. > LS. Search engines.
|Depositing user:||Dirk Lewandowski|
|Date deposited:||27 Jun 2012|
|Last modified:||14 Dec 2012 22:50|
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