Search User Interfaces (Marti A. Hearst)

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"Search User Interfaces" focuses on the human users of search engines and the tool they use to interact with them: the search user interface. The truly worldwide reach of the Web has brought with it a new realization among computer scientists and laypeople of the enormous importance of usability and user interface design.

Researchers and practitioners have developed a wide range of innovative interface ideas, but only the most broadly acceptable make their way into major web search engines.

This book summarizes these developments, presenting the state of the art of search interface design, both in academic research and in deployment in commercial systems. Many books describe the algorithms behind search engines and information retrieval systems, but the unique focus of this book is specifically on the user interface.

It will be welcomed by industry professionals who design systems that use search interfaces as well as graduate students and academic researchers who investigate information systems.

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About the Authors
Marti is a Professor in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. She received B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and was a Member of the Research Staff at Xerox PARC from 1994 to 1997. A primary focus of Hearst's research is user interfaces for search.
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1 edition (September 30, 2009)
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