I will present an overview of the research conducted by the Search Interaction in Context (SIC) group at the iSchool, UW. The SIC research group focuses on user-centered design and evaluation of search systems. We study user searching behavior, query formulation and refining, query expansion, ranking algorithms, and design and evaluation. This contributes to the development and testing of theories and models which are then applied to the design of IR systems.
Current research projects of search interaction in context (SIC) include:
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