There is a wide agreement that a user centred approach to IR applications design outperforms system centred ones. A classic understanding of this design approach, and specifically of its underlying notion of context, appeared however insufficient to explain the results of a pilot experiment. We recognise the importance of context, but we define context differently by means of a domain theory: a conceptualisation of the domain at hand, preferably developed within the same community which users belong to.
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Publisher MSFT research
Conference Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval
Boscarino, C, de Vries, A.P, & van Ossenbruggen, J.R. (2010). Better Search Applications Through Domain Specific Context Descriptions: a Position Paper. In Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval. MSFT research.